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Dr. Amit Patel
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Vaginal Prolapse (Overview)

Vaginal prolapse is a term used describe the condition after hysterectomy where the top of the vagina (where the cervix used to be) is coming out the opening of the vagina. This is corrected surgically.


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Symptoms of vaginal prolapse?

Symptoms of vaginal prolapse?

Pelvic pressure: Pelvic pressure, pain, feeling like something is falling out of the vagina, constipation, incomplete emptying of the bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Amit Patel
84 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Prolapse (Overview)

Vaginal prolapse is a term used describe the condition after hysterectomy where the top of the vagina (where the cervix used to be) is coming out the opening of the vagina. This is corrected surgically.


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Does the vaginal move somewhere if you have vaginal prolapse?

Prolapse: The vagina moves lower and occasionally, outside of the external genitalia. Look at it as if a bag is caving on itself. ...Read more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

Exercise regularly
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Avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffiene
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See your cardiologist regularly
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What causes vaginal prolapse?

What causes vaginal prolapse?

Multifactorial: Multiple factors that can cause prolapse. Most women have one or more: number of pregnancies/ vaginal deliveries, weight of baby at birth, large tears at delivery, family history, smoking, obesity, diabetes, chronic coughing/sneezing/heavy lifting, connective tissue disorders. ...Read more

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Whats the best surgical treatment for vaginal prolapse?

Patient specific: The best surgical treatment is one that is tailored to your specific findings and complaints. One surgery does not fit all patients. There is controversy about newer mesh surgery versus older methods. There is more and more robotic prolapse surgery. The best surgery is one done to your specific needs by a surgeon who does these surgeries often and has experience. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Are there any home treatments for vaginal prolapses?

Are there any home treatments for vaginal prolapses?

Pessaries & tampons: Pessaries are devices that can sometimes "hold up" the vagina and keep it from exteriorizing outside the vulva. They are fitted by the gyn md and most commonly to elderly non-surgical candidates. Tampons can also help. ...Read more

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How can you cure vaginal prolapse if you want to avoid surgery?

How can you cure vaginal prolapse if you want to avoid surgery?

Treatment: While treatment is possible, cure is not unfortunately. Some patients may get relief of mild prolapse symptoms with pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) and/or pelvic floor physical therapy, however, this generally does not cure the prolapse. A small flexible vaginal insert called a pessary can also be used to treat symptoms, but does not cure the prolapse. Surgery is currently the only cure. ...Read more

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What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

What are the risks of vaginal vault prolapse during pregnancy? 27w pregnant breech baby

Not a problem: Vaginal vault prolapse in pregnancy is not harmful, but can be uncomfortable. Ask your ob/gyn md to place a pessary into your vagina to lift up the cervix and reduce the prolapse problem until after delivery. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have vaginal prolapse. How can I reverse this?

I'm starting to think I have vaginal prolapse. How can I reverse this?

Kegel Exercises: You can decrease this sensation by doing 30-50 pelvic squeezes or "kegels" per day to increase your pelvic muscle tone. ...Read more

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