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Elderly mother has a prolapse uterus. What are the options?

Elderly mother has a prolapse uterus. What are the options?

3 options: Depends on health. Hysterectomy with repair, a procedure known as colpocliesis, uterus is left, vagina is replaced and closed. She may also be a candidate for a pessary, a device fitted by her doctor, worn in the vagina, which helps hold everything in place. It does require special care sev. Times a week. ...Read more

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I suspect I may have a prolapse. I am 45, have had 2 children and my mother and grandmother both had prolapses of the uterus. My symptoms are long term ( ie the last year or so) feeling of pressure low down, discomfort and stress incontinence while exer

I suspect I may have a prolapse. I am 45, have had 2 children and my mother and grandmother both had prolapses of the uterus. My symptoms are long term ( ie the last year or so)  feeling of pressure low down, discomfort and stress  incontinence while exer

Sounds like prolapse: Considering your history and the symptoms that you describe you probably do have some type of prolapse. Many women can feel something bulging through the vaginal opening. To check, place fingers at the vaginal opening while seated on a toilet and bear down as if you are trying to have a bowel movement. Your doctor could determine exactly what parts are dropping and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What non-surgical options are there for prolapsed uterus, and is there a risk leaving it untreated? Severe prolapse

What non-surgical options are there for prolapsed uterus, and is there a risk leaving it untreated? Severe prolapse

There : There is minimal to no risk leaving uterine prolapse untreated. Your treatment decisions should largely be based upon your degree of symptoms or bother. The main risk with leaving it untreated is that it could worsen over time. This could also lead to symptoms related to bladder or bowel function such as urinary incontinence or difficulty emptying your bladder or bowel. Typically patients chose to treat it surgically when it is bothersome enough to warrant surgical intervention and risk. There are several non-surgical options. The main one is a pessary which is a device worn in the vagina to support the uterus. You can have this fitted by a gynecologist. Properly fitted and placed you will not even know that it is there but your symptoms of pelvic pressure caused by the prolapse should be resolved. Depending upon the size of the prolapse, not every woman can successfully use a pessary. If your prolapse is small and symptoms are minor then the main non-surgical treatment is strengthening your muscles by doing kegels and avoiding heavy lifting and straining such as constipation. ...Read more

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What can be done for mild prolapse uterus?

What can be done for mild prolapse uterus?

Depends ...: ...On the symptoms. Loosing weight, preventing constipation and pelvic exercises to mention a few. Physical therapy (pelvic floor rehab) can be very useful. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 43 years old and have uterus prolapse?

Several options: You can do nothing its generally not dangerous You can insert a pessary to lift the uterus up its kind of like a stool for the uterus you can strengthen your pelvic muscles with kagle exercises you can have a hysterectomy or uterine suspension surgery . ...Read more

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What causes a prolapse uterus, and how can it be treated without surgery ?

What causes a prolapse uterus, and how can it be treated without surgery
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Weakened muscles: Prolapsed uterus is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. This happens frequently in women who have had many children and the stretching of childbirth weakens the pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor exercises can help with mild to moderate prolapse. See this website for more info http://www.patient.co.uk/health/pelvic-floor-exercises ...Read more

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Can you have a safe pregnancy with a prolapsed uterus?

Defer to Obstetricia: Can't answer this properly as I have not been involved with obstetrics directly for the past 20 years. There may be many new modalities and treatments I am not aware of. It would be best to refer this question to an obstetrician. ...Read more

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