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Uterine Prolapse Treatment, Causes and Symptoms

Uterine prolapse is a condition that appears exclusively in women and it refers to the fact that the uterus falls down from its place and remains in an abnormal position. This usually happens in women that have given birth to several children or in women who have delivered large babies. It is also common in women who have suffered frequent abortions. The uterus is held in place by muscles and ligaments and in case of frequent childbirth, these muscles and ligaments weaken and can’t sustain the uterus anymore. Hormonal imbalances might also have a role in uterine prolapse. In fact, the occurrence of uterine prolapse is probably caused by a combination of causes and not by a single even in a woman’s life.

This medical condition is particularly embarrassing to women, but because it is terribly bothering and it can lead to complications, it is best to be discussed with a doctor. He will be able to suggest the most appropriate approach. Surgical procedures used to be the only alternative in case of uterine prolapse. Lately the medical science has evolved and nowadays there are also other things that women in this condition can try. There are various massage techniques or exercises for the vaginal area that might prove useful and might ameliorate the symptoms of uterine prolapse. Many women have also tried herbal remedies in the attempt of avoiding surgery. Each individual case needs to be discussed with the doctor in order to determine if surgery is indeed necessary or not. Women can improve their condition naturally with exercises. However, there might be severe cases in which surgical repair is compulsory. There are also treatment alternatives for alleviating the symptoms of uterine prolapse.

There are women who have absolutely no symptom of their condition. In such a case, treatment might not be necessary at all and all they need to do is to carefully monitor their condition to see if it evolves or not. Other women experience symptoms that might be pretty bothering. Vaginal discharge is increased and an unpleasant feeling of pressure is noticed in the genital area. Because of the abnormal uterus position many women are also faced with frequent urination or urinary incontinence. Constipation or difficulty in emptying the bowel is not rare either. Sometime these symptoms require separate treatment.

Uterine prolapse is usually diagnosed by a physician during a medical examination and the treatment method (if required) is established together with the patient. Although unpleasant, the condition needs to be addressed because otherwise it might aggravate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of acute uterine fibroid?

    • ANSWER:
      You can read all about fibroids here:

      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=uterine+fibroids

  2. QUESTION:
    I aged 33 have 10x8x8 subserol uterine fibroid.I’ve one baby and plan to have one more.Suggest what to do?
    Is surgery reliable and will I be able to conceive after surgery?I have no external symptoms of fibroid like pressure, pelvic pain etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Only have one baby. Save us from overpopulation. Thanks.

  3. QUESTION:
    I aged 33 have 10x8x8 cms subserol uterine fibroid.I’ve one baby and plan to have one more.Suggest what to do?
    Is surgery reliable and will I be able to conceive after surgery?I have no external symptoms of fibroid like pressure, pelvic pain etc.

    • ANSWER:
      go ahead

  4. QUESTION:
    Will a doctor advise trying to get pregnant if a woman has a submucus fibroid tumor?
    I’m writing a story about a woman who has a uterine fibroid tumor (totally benign, but causing all kinds of problems). She will have to have a hysterectomy within the next year or so because of all of the problems the tumor is causing. She wants to have children some day, so I want to know if her doctor would advise her to start trying to get pregnant before her symptoms get too bad.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think a doctor would advise that. It’s too risky for the baby.

  5. QUESTION:
    Abdominal Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroid Tumors?
    I have done my research, so I am really looking for answers based on the personal experience of other women. PLEASE, serious responses only.

    Background: I’m 34 and I have uterine fibroid tumors, diagnosed by internal ultrasound. 2 of the 3 are quite large. 1 is pedunculated. I know that small, asymptomatic fibroids are commonly left untreated, but in my case, my doctor recommends removal because of the size and my symptoms. My symptoms include pain, enlarged abdomen, bladder/urinary issues, pain during intercourse and even tampon use, dysfunctional vaginal bleeding (like a period, but for 2+ wks of the month, in addition to my week-long, heavy period), etc. My doctor also recommends surgery because removal will increase my chances (from my current state) of being able to conceive later.

    In my case, my doctor determined that the only surgery available to me is abdominal myomectomy. (There are less evasive treatments including medications and laparoscopy, but I do not qualify for them.) This surgery involves a 4-5″ horizontal incision in my abdomen and an incision in the uterine wall once the uterus is lifted out through the incision. If I am later able to conceive, and if I successfully carry a child near term, I will have to have a planned C-section birth a few weeks early due to the weakening of the uterine wall.

    I know there are risks as with any surgery (blood loss, anesthesia issues, etc.). The possible complications for this specific surgery include infertilization, unexpected hysterectomy, excessive scar tissue, recurrence of the fibroids, etc. For me, my desire for a normal quality of life and my hope of having children both outweigh the risks.

    My questions are:

    (1) How long will this surgery take to recover (i.e., when may I walk and sleep without excruciating pain, return to the desk part of my job, exercise – cardio, situps)? My research says it takes 2-6 weeks to return to work, varying from person to person. I am healthy, relatively active, and have a fairly high tolerance of pain. Can anyone similar to me describe the approximate recovery time?

    (2) What other personal experience can you share (i.e., post-surgery pregnancy, infertilization, surgery complications, recurrence, pregnancy complications/miscarriage, etc.)?

    (3) If you did experience infertilization (not caused by unexpected hysterectomy), is In Vitro still an option?

    THANK YOU!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I am not qualify to answer your question as I do not have personal experience with Fibroids. I recently did a research about fibroids for a friend of mine and found http://www.shrinkfibroids.net website, which is about personal experience. Perhaps you may find useful information.



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