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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredLearn about treatment options for pelvic prolapse in this video with Dr. Oz, Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Dr. MaryPat Fitzgerald, and Dr. Kimberly Kenton.
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Some women who have pelvic organ prolapse have very few symptoms and don't need treatment; however those women who suffer from their symptoms have some options for treatment.
To avoid surgery, there is a support device called a pessary, which is an internal device made of silicone that supports the vaginal walls. This can be inserted during a gynecological exam and should be comfortable and stay in place. Most pessaries should be taken out and reinserted once a week. This can be easily be done by yourself. Some pessaries can also be worn during intercourse, while others need to be removed.
Pelvic organ prolapse surgery is another option. A combination of several surgical procedures can be performed at one time to correct multiple problems, if necessary.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Celeste Robb-Nicholson, Internal Medicine, answeredPelvic organ prolapse is condition in which uterine, bladder, urethral, or rectal tissue protrudes into the vagina. Some women with pelvic organ prolapse use a pessary, a device similar to a diaphragm that's inserted in the vagina, to help support the pelvic area. Surgery to repair the ligaments of the pelvic floor is an increasing option. For postmenopausal women, hysterectomy is a common approach.
Kevin Windom, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answered
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be treated in numerous ways. If a patient has mild pelvic organ prolapse (POP), then this could be treated with Kegel exercises or the use of a pessary. A pessary is a rubber device that comes in numerous shapes and sizes and it is placed in the vagina to help hold the bladder, the uterus and/or the rectum in place. When I see patients in the office who need a pessary placement, they are examined and then depending on what organ is prolapsing the most, I will place a pessary in the vagina to specifically fix that problem.
Other treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) include surgical procedures. This could be as simple as "tacking the bladder up" or as complicated as placing polypropylene or biologic meshes anteriorly and posteriorly so as to remedy the problem and repair the hernia in which the prolapsing organs are protruding through.