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I want to know my options for treating pelvic support problems?

I want to know my options for treating pelvic support problems?

Pessary vs surgery: You can do kegel exercises to help lift the walls that have dropped minimally. For moderate to severe prolapse a person usually needs something mechanical done (either use a pessary or have surgery to lift the organs back into their proper position). Surgery includes using own tissue, cadaver tissue, pig tissue, suture mesh) and can be done vaginally or abdominally. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Richards
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Pelvic Support Problems (Definition)

Pelvic support problems is a condition in which a woman has weakness in the muscles and connective tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place. Causes can include pregnancy (especially after several pregnancies), obesity, chronic constipation, or past pelvic surgery. Symptoms can include problems with pooping or urinating, bulges in the ...Read more


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How is pelvic support problems diagnosed?

How is pelvic support problems diagnosed?

Physical Exam: A thorough pelvic exam by an experienced gynecologist or urogynecologist is usually sufficient to determine the characteristics and stage of the prolapse. Treatment options depend on your goals and includes no treatment, vaginal pessaries, pelvic floor physical therapy, or surgery. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to prevent pelvic support problems?

Is there anything you can do to prevent pelvic support problems?

Kegel exercises: Frequent kegel exercises, fast, slow and holding, 50 times a day will help. Keep your weight down and your core strong so your center of gravity doesnt shift. Avoid heavy lifting that isnt necessary and dont gain too much weight during any pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pelvic heaviness be a symptom of a pelvic support problem?

Yes: Synptons may include pelvic pressure, pelvic pain, feeling like something is falling out, leaking urine, urinary urgency, feeling like you are not empting your bladder completely, constipation, pain with intercourse , feeling like the vagina is to large during intercourse. ...Read more

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Hello, have never had any female problems. I am 26 yrs of age. Have had 2 c-sections and started having bad lower pain in my left pelvic area about 3 months after having my second child. I thought this would go away but has gotten worse. I have pains in m

If : If there was a tumor they would have likely seen in on ultrasound. If your ovaries do not go down in size then they may order a ct scan (cat scan) of your pelvis to get a better look at your ovaries. Depending on the results additional testing will be ordered. Were you on birth control pills or hormones or any other supplements recently? If so that may be to blame. Lastly, it sounds like your doctor(s) are doing the appropriate work up. Make sure you get an explanation as to why your ovaries were/are enlarged. Best of luck. ...Read more

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If 60 yr old woman with no prev gynecol problem got unopposed estrogen for 6 mos, should she have pelvis us to check effect on endometrial lining?

If 60 yr old woman with no prev gynecol problem got unopposed estrogen for 6 mos, should she have pelvis us to check effect on endometrial lining?

Good idea.: A pelvic exam, pap smear cytology & transvaginal ultrasound should be done. If there is post menopausal bleeding or spotting, d & c should be performed. Do not forget annual mammography. ...Read more

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Tell me about pelvic mesh problems I see advertised on tv?

Tell me about pelvic mesh problems I see advertised on tv?

Complicated: Problems have occurred with the use of mesh . Most are related to mesh eroding thru the vaginal wall. Some have required a second surgery. The fda issue with the use of mesh vaginally is: many of the products were not studied prior to putting them on the market. Companies only had to show similarity to a product already approved. Docs were not trained adequately. Reported complications increased. ...Read more

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How can pelvic disorder be cured in women?

How can pelvic disorder be cured in women?

Need more info.: What specific pelvic disorder do you mean? There are numerous pelvic disorders. ...Read more