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Over The Counter Treatment For 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
I push to get my vaginal discharge out smtimes very hard, can it cause vaginal or uterine prolapse? Plz answer im worried, virgin and handicapped
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: But could have problems depending on the degree of prolapse. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It can: Please see your gyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for bleeding to occuer after sex with a uterine prolapse? Is the bleeding a sign the prolapse is getting worse?
After one surgery my uterine prolapse has come back worse than before. Does it ever become urgent to redo the surgery? I am just coping now.
Uterine prolapse: If you had a uterine suspension surgery with the uterus still in place, they sometimes fail, especially in patients with chronic coughs like asthmatics and smokers. The definitive solution is removal of the uterus rather then re-suspend a post menopausal uterus. Find a GYN surgeon who performs a lot of these types of surgeries for the best results. ...Read more
6 weeks: Usually need to remove and clean in 6 weeks or less. ...Read more
Could grade 2 cystocele and rectocele grade 1-2 uterine prolapse cause frequency, slight leakage?
What could cause a 12 year old girl - who was medically healthy in all ways previously - to spontaneously develop a stage 2/3 uterine prolapse?
Sometimes: It is not always painful when the uterus falls down or out. In fact, it is not usually painful. It can be though when it is accompanied by the bowels in a herniation of sorts called an enterocele. Also, it can become raw and infected as it dries and remains exposed to the elements, thus causing pain. If it pinches the urethra shut it can cause significant pain and problems. ...Read more
Yes you might.: Not the iud itself but the strings that come out of the cervix. If your uterus is that low you might want to get things checked out by a gyn or urogynecologist. Take care. ...Read more