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Elderly mother has a prolapse uterus. What are the options?
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 3 options
Depends on health.
Hysterectomy with repair, a procedure known as colpocliesis, uterus is left, vagina is replaced and closed. She may also be a candidate for a pessary, a device fitted by her doctor, worn in the vagina, which helps hold everything in place. It does require special care sev. Times a week.

In brief: 3 options
Depends on health.
Hysterectomy with repair, a procedure known as colpocliesis, uterus is left, vagina is replaced and closed. She may also be a candidate for a pessary, a device fitted by her doctor, worn in the vagina, which helps hold everything in place. It does require special care sev. Times a week.
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Non-surgical options include use of a device called a pessary, or performing pelvic floor exercises.
There are a number of surgical treatments such as removing the uterus (hysterectomy) and repairing the vagina using mesh or graft material. These surgeries can be done vaginally or laparoscopically (robotically). The exact treatment depends on the degree of prolapse, associated problems as well as the patients overall health and activity level.

In brief: Several
Non-surgical options include use of a device called a pessary, or performing pelvic floor exercises.
There are a number of surgical treatments such as removing the uterus (hysterectomy) and repairing the vagina using mesh or graft material. These surgeries can be done vaginally or laparoscopically (robotically). The exact treatment depends on the degree of prolapse, associated problems as well as the patients overall health and activity level.
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Dr. Abraham Morse
if your mom knows that she will not be sexually active in the future then a simple(r) vaginal operation called a colpocleisis may be a good choice. Consult an experienced urogynecologist or vaginal surgeon
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