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Can't improve it: You can't actually do anything to improve prolapse. The good news is that prolapse isn't dangerous. Treatments are for the symptoms you may have: pain, pressure, difficulty with urinating or having a bowel movement. A pessary or physical therapy may help. Surgical options range from hysterectomy to bladder procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prolapse: When there is a weakening or tear in the support structures (ligaments) of the pelvis, the pelvic contents may fall lower in the pelvis or even begin to protrude through the vagina. This is known as prolapse. It can be very minor or very severe (the entire uterus and bladder protrude through the vaginal opening). ...Read more
Yes, kegel exercises: Pelvic floor exercises, or kegel exercises can help with mild to moderate prolapse. In severe cases surgery may be necessary. To do these exercises sit in a chair and squeeze around the anus like you are try not to pass gas. Next squeeze around the front like you are trying not to pass urine. Hold each squeeze several seconds and repeat 5 times. Do this several times a day. ...Read more
Limited data: There appears to be limited data in regards to uterine prolapse and fertility. There are case reports of uterine prolapse reportedly causing primary infertility, where the infertility was resolved by surgically fixing the prolapse. But many women are able to pregnant even with a prolapsed uterus. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Lately it feels like I am wearing a tampon all the time? Could I have prolapse of uterus or something?
Sure: A prolapsed uterus simply means that it has dropped down lower than its standard and normal anatomic position. This does not affect any of the the functions of the uterus. There are many degrees of prolapse - some mild and irrelevant and some profound requiring surgery. The ability to get pregnant is unchanged. ...Read more
Likely not: I answered the question about third degree prolapse and infertility. Here is the case report of surgical correction of uterine prolapse, resulting in the ability to conceive. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3939225/ Normally, uterine prolapse is not a cause of infertility Here is more info on uterine prolapse: http://www.houstonfertilityspecialist.com/articles/art_uterine_prolapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postpatum prolapse: After delivery, all pelvic organs are very lax, large and vascular.One has to wait 6-12 weeks for 'return to normal'.All young people have a good deal of resilience of their tissues and many organs which looked impossible to reduce do regress into their original position-specially with use of kegel's exercises.My advice will be to wait and watch! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had prolapse surgery and now uterus has fallen again. Is there a reason it wasn't removed? Was not given an answer. I dread a second surgery..
Prolapsed uterus: Im sorry to hear of your prolapse recurrence. Uterine prolapse is not a problem with the uterus rather the supportive ligaments that are damaged. Removing the uterus alone does not prevent prolapse from recurring rather restoring support to the top of the vagina and uterus. A Urogynecologist can offer options that will best suit you for this problem. ...Read more
Had prolapse surgery 5 yrs ago and now uterus has dropped again. Surgery is more complicated now.......how effective is a pessary and how bothersome?
Effective: Pessaries are effective but do have to be removed for intercourse and for cleaning and tend to cause a discharge and odor if not cared for properly. I have several patients who remove and reinsert them themselves and others who have to come in and have me do it. I would recommend you see a urogynecolgist who specializes in these things and discuss your options. ...Read more
I have a prolapse uterus I was suppose to have a hysterectomy but I don't want to anymore I want to have a baby before I do t because I've been trying?
Prolapsed uterus: As long as the uterus is not prolapsed outside of the vagina, complete your family prior to considering surgery. It might be more difficult to spontaneously conceive as the vagina may not "hold" the sperm deposits as the uterus "pushes down" when you stand up with gravity. ...Read more
Big subject: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more