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.
Pessary or surgery. A pessary may be used to keep the uterus from prolapsing. However, pessaries need frequent doctor visits for cleaning, treatment of bad vaginal discharge, ulcerations. I prefer to fix the problem. A hysterectomy with vaginal voult suspension would be the proper procedure. I favor a laparoscopic approach, but it can also be done vaginaly.
Depends on expectati. Prolapse can be managed easily with pessaries for many people. Prolapse severity can be lessened with weight loss, smoking cessation, and pelvic floor exercises. However prolapse symptoms are often treated with surgery, some uterine preserving, for people with really severe problems and high expectations of activity levels that stress the pelvic floor.

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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. Read more...

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. 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?

See below. Yes the doctor should notice the iud. Read more...
Yes. Therefore you may have sx of prolapse, but not prolapse. Also, minimal prolapses can heal. Next time you see the doctor, i would ask. Also, i would have assumed you discussed this with him/her on your visit. If not, do so! Read more...
Maybe. Your prolapse may not have been obvious to your doctor during the placement of your iud. We often ask you to bear down during exam in order to see prolapse of the bladder and rectum. Read more...
Usually. Unless your prolapse is severe it may not be picked up during an iud insertion. Sometimes prolapse is only visible with certain maneuvers that you doctor would have you perform during an exam. Prolapse may also be more pronounced if you are examined while standing. If you are concerned then you should see your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...
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...

Would I be able to feel my IUD if I have uterine prolapse?

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...

Is it normal for bleeding to occuer after sex with a uterine prolapse? Is the bleeding a sign the prolapse is getting worse?

Not necessarily. Any abnormal vaginal bleeding should be evaluated by a physician. It may or may not be related to the prolapse, but there are also many other causes. Read more...
Maybe. While bleeding after intercourse probably is a bit more common with uterine prolapse, there are other more serious causes that need to be ruled out so see a specialist for an evaluation. Read more...