Vaginal Prolapse Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Vaginal Prolapse treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Vaginal Prolapse


Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. First or second degree prolapse without symptoms may not require treatment. Treatment options include:

Kegel Exercises

Kegel exercises consist of a conscious effort to ΓΆβ?¬Λ?squeeze' the pelvic muscles. It should feel like you were trying to prevent urination. Each ΓΆβ?¬Λ?squeeze' (contraction) of the muscles should be held for 10 seconds, and then relaxed. Repeat a total of ten times for each exercise period. The entire routine should be repeated four times per day.

Pessary Insertion

Your doctor may insert a pessary into the upper portion of the vagina. A pessary is a rubbery, doughnut-shaped device. It helps to prop up the uterus and bladder. Pessary placement is more often employed in older women.

Surgery

Vaginal prolapse that is severe or associated with lasting symptoms may require surgery. Surgery, called pelvic reconstruction, usually includes colporrhaphy and perhaps hysterectomy. Colporrhaphy is the surgical repair of the pelvic support structures. The vagina is also sutured to a stable structure to suspend it.

If you are diagnosed with vaginal prolapse, follow your doctor's instructions.



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