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Is there an alternative to surgery for severe bladder prolapse?

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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pessary

A device can be fitted in the vagina to hold things in place.
It's called a pessary and there are many different types and sizes. See a specialist for a evaluation.

In brief: Pessary

A device can be fitted in the vagina to hold things in place.
It's called a pessary and there are many different types and sizes. See a specialist for a evaluation.
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Generally, yes

Yes there is. You can use pessaries as pictured here to support the vagina and also the prolapsing of uterus, rectum, and vagina (if there has been a previous hysterectomy).
These are not without their challenges but for some are wonderful options without surgery. There are radiofrequency shrinkage of collagen options for a mild prolapse this would not be beneficial for severe prolapse.

In brief: Generally, yes

Yes there is. You can use pessaries as pictured here to support the vagina and also the prolapsing of uterus, rectum, and vagina (if there has been a previous hysterectomy).
These are not without their challenges but for some are wonderful options without surgery. There are radiofrequency shrinkage of collagen options for a mild prolapse this would not be beneficial for severe prolapse.
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Prolapse bladder

Prolapse of any or all of the pelvic organs, bladder, uterus, rectum, vagina or hemorrhoids is a challenging problem. The first step after diagnosis is physical therapy, aka kegel exercises.
Most patients get a good initial response and then make an informed decision about surgical repair. Okay to take a friend/family for the risk/benefit analysis appointment with your surgeon., .

In brief: Prolapse bladder

Prolapse of any or all of the pelvic organs, bladder, uterus, rectum, vagina or hemorrhoids is a challenging problem. The first step after diagnosis is physical therapy, aka kegel exercises.
Most patients get a good initial response and then make an informed decision about surgical repair. Okay to take a friend/family for the risk/benefit analysis appointment with your surgeon., .
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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