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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Uterine Prolapse

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with uterine prolapse?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with uterine prolapse?

Limited choices: 3 options with prolapse: live with it, wear a pessary, or surgical correction. Ways to help symptoms but not reverse condition: kegel exercises, avoid constipation & unnecessary heavy lifting, maintain normal weight. In addition, avoid smoking as it weakens collagen- important for ligament strength. Usually once prolapse pushes through vaginal opening, it starts to worsen at a faster pace.

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What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?

What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?

Need urogynecologist: This problem generally involves the uterine wall which becomes weak (for example after multiple vaginal deliveries), and there is a dropping of the uterine wall beyond the vagina (almost like turning a sleeve inside out). Usually, there are urination abnormalities invvolved--this is in realm of urology. Uterine problem--gynecology. Here, consider rx options from a uro-gynecology consultation.

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What are the treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

What are the treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

Prolapse: Prolapse is generally managed surgically. This may be approached vaginally with repairs or abdominally with sacral colpopexy for apical support. In patients who are medically fragile and poor surgical candidates, can be managed with a variety of pessaries.

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What, if any, are the home treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

What, if any, are the home treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

Kegel's: Doing kegel, or pelvic floor exercises, can help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and may help with the symptoms of prolapse. However, if the prolapse is severe, other treatments may be necessary. One option is to be fitted by your doctor with a device called a pessary, there are also surgical options to correct the prolapse.

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Had symptoms of uterine prolapse since delivery of my 5 yr old. Iud in may 2011, wouldn't the dr of noticed when he put it in?

Had symptoms of uterine prolapse since delivery of my 5 yr old. Iud in may 2011, wouldn't the dr of noticed when he put it in?

Not necessarily: When you have an iud placed, you are lying down. Often we don't see prolapse unless you are bearing down during the exam (pushing) or if you are standing up. A focused exam for this problem can be easily done to help with your diagnosis.

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Can a virgin to experience uterine prolapse?

Can a virgin to experience uterine prolapse?

Yes: Although vaginal childbirth is a big risk factor for prolapse, there are other risk factors such as chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, or heavy work or anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure. There may be genetic predisposition also.

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What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

Kegels: Kegel exercises may be helpful. A patient handout on how to do kegelskegel may be found at this link. Http://www. Drjkm. Com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kegel. Pdf.

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How do I know if I am dealing with uterine prolapse?

You can feel it: If your uterus is falling out (prolapse, you can typically feel a hard substance like the end of your nose, low down in your vagina or almost falling out. This is the neck of the womb or cervix. Prolapse is also often accompanied by bladder and/or bowel problems, and often with low backache. Intercourse may also be difficult or painful.

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How active am I allowd to be after having a uterine prolapse repair?

Careful!: Depending on the extent of the repiner and the use of mesh material. Your surgeon would have discussed this with you. As a general rule for laparoscopic cases 3 weeks of no heavy lifting (anything that could make you grunt).

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Could rectocele cause repeat utis? What complications could arise if it is severe and combined with uterine prolapse? Could it be source of symptoms?

Could rectocele cause repeat utis? What complications could arise if it is severe and combined with uterine prolapse? Could it be source of symptoms?

Generally no: A rectocoele occurs when there is a breakdown in the supporting tissue between the rectum and vagina; causing the rectum to bulge into the vagina. Many women with a rectocoele have no symptoms, but those that do may notice a bulge at the opening of the vagina or difficulty having a bowel movement. In some cases, women have to push the bulge back into the vagina in order to have a bowel movement.

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Is a uterine prolapse possible at 18?

Yes: Possible but not probable. A lot depends on whether you've have babies or other risk factors. If you feel something protruding to the vaginal opening or beyond, please get evaluated by a provider.

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What causes a woman to get uterine prolapse?

Straining: Genetics, smoking, poor support tissue, multiple pregnancies.

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What causes uterine prolapse and what are the classic symptoms?

What causes uterine prolapse and what are the classic symptoms?

POP symptoms: Pressure and fullness in the vaginal area are most common, especially after standing for long periods or with heavy work/lifting. Sometimes pain with intercourse occurs also. Most women do not realize they have an issue until they see or feel a bulge, usually with wiping after urination.

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