Several ligaments, tissues and pelvic muscles hold the uterus in place. Multiple natural deliveries during childbirth and as women age, the muscles and ligaments that support the uterus become weak. When it loses support, the uterus can begin to sag and drop into the vaginal canal. The condition is known as prolapsed uterus or uterine prolapse.
Dr. Susmitha, Obstetrics & Gynecology specialist at Matrusri Hospital is one of the most experienced doctors who can treat uterine prolapse.
Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse
Women with minor uterine prolapse might not show any symptoms. A woman suffering from severe to moderate uterine prolapse may exhibit the following symptoms:
- A feeling like sitting on a ball
- Excess discharge from the vaginal area
- Urinary problems like incontinence or unable to empty your bladder
- Sexual concerns
- Uterus protruding from the vagina
You should visit our specialists as soon as possible if you experience any of these symptoms so that you can get the right treatment to prevent damage to your bowel, bladder, and sexual function.
In older women, estrogen levels decrease, increasing the risk of uterine prolapse. Obesity, chronic pain, repeated heavy lifting or any other activity that puts pressure on the pelvis muscle increases the risk of uterine prolapse.
Treatment for Uterine Prolapse
A pelvic exam and a review of your symptoms allow our doctors to determine whether you have uterine prolapse.
Uterine prolapse has both non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Our experienced doctors at Mathrusri Hospital suggest the most appropriate treatment for you depending on the severity of the condition, your general health, age, etc.,
Kegel exercises are tailored exercises designed to improve strength in the pelvic floor muscles. Make an appointment with us today to learn more about Kegal exercises.
A vaginal pessary is a device that looks like a doughnut and is attached to the lower part of the uterus. Generally, these devices are made of rubber or plastic and they are intended to hold the uterus in its place.
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the entire uterus in order to treat uterine prolapse.
In order to reposition the uterus in its proper position, the pelvic muscles and ligaments might be reattached to the lower part of the uterus. This procedure is called uterine suspension. In order to perform the surgery, an incision may be made in the vaginal area or in the abdominal area.
To know more detailed information make an appointment with our top gynaecologists in Hyderabad. We can help you if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above. With our world-class treatment specially tailored for you, we ensure that you will be taken care of to the highest possible standards.