Treatment Options for a Pelvic Floor ProlapseAugust 29, 2018
What is a pelvic floor prolapse?
A pelvic floor prolapse is a condition in which the organs located in the pelvic area, such as the uterus and the vagina walls drop from their normal position.
Who is at risk of this condition?
A third of all women have experienced a prolapse in some form. It is very common in women who have experienced increased and constant pressure on the pelvic area and abdomen. This can cause drooping that may get worse if left untreated.
What kind of symptoms are there?
Pain during intercourse, pressure in the pelvic area, constipation, bleeding from the vagina, and backache are all commonly-reported symptoms.
How do I know if I have this condition?
A doctor may discover it during a routine pelvic exam. You might also require a CT scan or X-ray to determine the exact situation.
Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Prolapse
If home remedies such as exercise doesn’t lead to relief, you may need a pelvic floor reconstruction. A pelvic floor reconstruction works by restoring the organs in the pelvic area to their original position. This is carried out in a surgical environment, using your own tissue to secure the organs, or with a medical implant known as a mesh to support the vaginal tissues. There are many forms of pelvic floor reconstruction that depend on your specific circumstances and how advanced your pelvic floor prolapse is.
If you believe that you are experiencing a pelvic floor prolapse, contact us today at Southern Urogynecology to learn more about how we can help you relieve your condition with our treatment methods, including surgery and other solutions.