Regardless of the etiology, pelvic prolapse is an anatomical problem requiring surgical treatment to restore support to the pelvic structures. It will not be possible to cure prolapse with pills and folk remedies, but it is quite possible to bring the problem to the prolapse of the uterus, delaying the treatment. When treating prolapse, it is recommended:
- Obstetric pessary insertion. Pessaries are a removable device inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs. They come in different shapes and sizes. Some types of pessary are suitable for treating pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. These devices are recommended for use in patients with severe symptoms and contraindications for surgery. It is important to understand that by refusing radical treatment, you will have to put an end to your intimate life.
- Pelvic floor muscle therapy. Exercises for the pelvic floor muscles help women with mild stages of pelvic organ prolapse (when it is still too early to call for the help of a surgeon) and with urinary incontinence. Exercise involves tensing and relaxing your pubococcygeal muscles several times a day to train them and increase pelvic floor support.
- Changing your eating habits. Eat more fiber-rich foods that prevents constipation and straining during bowel movements.
- Surgical treatments. During surgery, the surgeon uses the woman’s own tissues or a special mesh to restore the position of the organs and support the pelvic floor. The doctor tightens the weakened muscles and sutures them to the strong ones. The muscle replacement mesh is made of biocompatible material. This type of surgery is recommended for sexually active women with severe vaginal or uterine prolapse.