What causes a prolapse uterus in women with spina bifida?

Always an issue with. recurrent &/or chronic ?es in intra-abdominal pressure inducing the uterus to descend through the large bony pelvis opening through the pelvic diaphragm muscles which cross the opening, typically larger in women than men. Spina bifida may compromise muscle control/contraction. Study: both "Clinical Anatomy " & "Abnormalities of Pelvic Support" on glowm.com & other anatomy websites for some basics.

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How can I treat my prolapse uterus naturally? Is it common in woman with spina bifida?

Kegel exercises... are the only natural treatment for prolapsed uterus, but it is only real effective in mild cases. Spina bifida is a risk factor for prolapse uterus due to weakness in the pelvic floor.Kegel exercises can help strengthen your pelvic floor however. There are physical therapists that specialize in teaching Kegel exercises because sometimes it's hard to know if you're doing it right! Ask your gyn! Read more...

What causes a tilted uterus in women with spina bifida? How can it be treated without surgery or medication

Not a problem. A tilted uterus is just a variation of normal and does not need treatment. If it is prolapsed then the spina bifida could be pat of the cause. The spinal nerves control the pelvic floor muscles and these may be weakened in spina bifida. Read more...

Can women with spina bifida have intercourse and babies?

Yes. It is possible for spina bifida females to become pregnant if they have regular menses and are actively maturing ova. The neural tube defect does not by itself preclude the abiltiy to get pregnant provided the endocrine function and uterus/ovaries developed normally. Their fertility should be the same as any other woman. Most important is starting Folic Acid at least 4-5 months before pregnancy. Read more...

Chances of a woman with spina bifida having a baby with spina bifida?

Depends on genetics. The epidemiology of this is different depending on your race and culture and where you live. So it is mostly genetic and also dependent on if you have Folic Acid deficiency in your diet. Read more...

What are the chances of a woman with spina bifida having a baby with spina bifida.?

Spina bifida. A woman who has spina bifida has a 1 - 5% risk of having a baby with spina bifida. Taking Folic Acid at higher than usual amounts for at least two months prior to conception will decrease the risk of having a baby with spina bifida. Read more...

Would the pain I am having in my neck cause issues with my spina bifida cause I have a lot of lower back pain?

Spina bifida. If you have spina bifida, then you could have associated tethered cord, which can cause associated problems at other levels of the cord due to stretching/tension, resulting in a syrinx for example. You should see your doctor, since repeat neuroimaging may be warranted. Read more...
Possibly. It depends on the type and severity of your spina bifida... did you have surgery? Did it cause any scoliosis or difficulties with walking? If so, you may have secondary neck pain from irregularities in your lower spine and the way you walk and hold your body. I suggest seeing your neurosurgeon, physical therapist, orthopedist, or who ever else has helped you with your spina bifida so far. Read more...

Can a spinal tap cause spina bifida?

Unlikely. When was the spinal tap done? In utero? Later in life? It is unlikely. Spina bifida is usually the result of a cellular migration disorder and not from a spinal tap. Read more...