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Vaginal Prolapse

Know Your Treatment Options for this Common Condition

A vaginal prolapse may occur when the uterus does not have enough support to remain in place and subsequently falls into the vaginal area. The support of the uterus may weaken over time as the ligaments and muscles of the pelvic floor stretch and weaken. In more severe cases, the uterus may actually fall partly out of the vagina, creating the sensation of sitting on an egg.

Mild vaginal prolapse can be tolerable and may not necessitate treatment, but discomfort may increase over time. Here at miVIP, we specialize in gynecologic conditions, and our surgeons can provide you with the latest vaginal prolapse information and minimally invasive treatment options for ailments that affect women of every age.

Vaginal Prolapse Information

Although a vaginal prolapse can occur in a woman of any age, the condition is often caused by trauma or strain during pregnancy and vaginal deliveries. During pregnancy, the supportive tissues of the uterus are often damaged and work with gravity to allow the uterus to fall into other parts of the body.

Uterine Prolapse Causes

Typically, uterine prolapse can be traced back to trauma during pregnancy or childbirth. This condition is especially common in women that gave birth to large babies, or ones that struggled during delivery. As women age, muscle tone is weakened naturally and hormone levels change, also making it more likely that a prolapse will occur. Rarely, tumors in the pelvis may cause a prolapsed uterus.

Uterine Prolapse Symptoms

Symptoms are often based on the severity of the condition. Mild cases of uterine prolapse may not report any symptoms, but more serious cases may involve:

  • Tissue protruding out of the vagina
  • Pulling or heavy sensation in the pelvis
  • Lower back pain
  • Vaginal looseness during sex
  • Sensation of losing something out of the vagina
  • Urine leakage or retention

Treatment for Uterine Prolapse

Lifestyle changes and exercise are often effective in treating milder cases of uterine prolapse, but severe cases may be treated with a perineoplasty procedure. During this procedure, the area between the vagina and the rectum is repaired and strengthened. This surgery is often done vaginally with the aid of laparoscopic tools.

Here at miVIP, our world class surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical treatment options for common gynecologic conditions. Don’t settle for less when placing your body in the hands of a physician.

Long Term Prognosis

The prognosis may depend on the severity of your situation, but many women benefit from a minimally invasive surgery such as a perineoplasty to treat a prolapsed uterus.

Call the Women’s Health Experts at miVIP

Call us today at 877-956-2263 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors that will help you consider the risks and determine which treatment is right for your lifestyle and your body.

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