What is Prolapse, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Reproductive health is a critical part of a woman’s life as it enhances their mental, social, and physical wellbeing. It means being able to enjoy their sex life and have the ability to have children, promoting their overall wellness and life quality in their societies. However, women’s health usually faces many challenges in their different life stages.

Wildwood prolapse specialists at NUWA WORLD are experts in treating pelvic organ prolapse, one of the common health issues with women. The highly experienced team uses minimally invasive techniques to provide the best care and management of pelvic organ prolapse. Contact them today to learn more about their services.

What is prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse involves the weakening and loosening of the pelvic organs’ tissues and muscles. The condition causes one or more pelvic organs, including the uterus, bladder, and rectum, to fall or press into or out of the vagina or rectum.

What are the different types of prolapse?

Prolapse occurs in various types, including bladder, rectal, and vaginal.

  • Bladder prolapse

Bladder prolapse occurs when the bladder muscles become stretched, causing them to fall out from their normal position. It occurs due to the stress of the pelvic floor.

  • Vaginal prolapse

This type of prolapse involves the stretching of the vagina, protruding to other organs. The condition is common with women who have had many vaginal deliveries, are overweight, and are in their menopause.

  • Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus moves towards, into, or out of the vagina.

  • Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum protrudes out through the anus, turning it inside out. The condition is common among women and individuals aged 50 and above.

  • Vaginal laxity

It involves the looseness and inelasticity of the vagina and vaginal tissues. Vaginal laxity usually occurs due to menopause, hormones, aging, and childbirth.

Causes of prolapse

Most types of pelvic organ prolapse conditions occur due to several vaginal childbirth deliveries. Prolapse can also happen due to aging, genetics, heavy lifting, and excessive weight or obesity.

Common symptoms with prolapse include;

  • Constipation
  • Bulging in the vagina
  • Bladder infections
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Difficulty having a bowel movement
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Blood leakage
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Lower back pain
  • Urinating problems
  • A feeling of fullness in your pelvis
  • Increased pelvic pressure when you strain or cough

Prolapse treatment

Your prolapse treatment depends on its severity, your health history, and the type of prolapse.

At NUWA WORLD, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan which may include:

  • Medications like anti-inflammatories
  • Targeted exercises and physical rehabilitation
  • Drinking adequate fluids and staying hydrated
  • Behavior changes like avoiding straining during a bowel movement
  • Healthy lifestyle modifications, including regular exercise, nutritious diet, and stress management
  • MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatment
  • Minimally invasive procedures to support the vagina and uterus

Pelvic floor reconstruction involves various surgical procedures to treat prolapse. The treatment helps restore the structure and function of the pelvic organs.

Contact a prolapse specialist today.

If pelvic organ prolapse affects your life quality, it is time to put a stop to that. NUWA WORLD specializes in the effective diagnosis and treatment of the various types of prolapse. Contact them today to schedule your consultation.

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