Uterine Prolapse Repair - Medical Negligence Solicitors Compensation Claims


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Uterine Prolapse Repair

Uterine Prolapse Repair

Uterine prolapse is a condition in which the muscles of the pelvic floor as well as the ligaments stretch in such a way that the uterus falls through the vagina and eventually out to the outside. It can occur in women of any age but it usually occurs in women who are post-menopausal age but can occur in women of any age.

The rate increases if a woman has problems with the supportive tissue during labour and delivery, because of the effects of gravity, due to repeated straining over the years, and the loss oestrogen in the system.

If the prolapse is considered serious or if it causes you adverse symptoms, you should undergo a uterine prolapse repair.

The main symptoms of uterine prolapse include the following:

  • Feeling heaviness or a pulling sensation within the pelvic region
  • Having urinary problems, such as incontinence
  • Having tissue protrusion out of the vagina
  • Having low back pain
  • Having problem with the bowel movement
  • Sexual problem
  • Symptoms that are getter in the morning and worse at night
  • Feeling like something is falling out of the vagina

The causes of uterine prolapse include having childbirth, especially if the baby is large or the labour problematic. This is why the supporting structures of pelvis are damaged. There is a similar loss of tone notes when ageing or when there is a decreased amount of oestrogen during menopause. Rarely, a pelvic tumour can result in a prolapse situation.

Risk factors for uterine prolapse can include the following:

  • Having at least one vaginal birth
  • Being old
  • Having a large infant at birth
  • Having a chronic cough
  • Lots of heavy lifting
  • Being genetically predisposed to muscle weakness
  • Straining at bowel movements
  • Having surgery to the pelvis in the past
  • Having chronic constipation
  • Being obese
  • Having chronic obstructive lung disease

Complications of pelvic prolapse include ulcers of part of the uterus and friction can occur on the external component of the uterus. There can also be prolapses of the bladder and the rectum.

The treatment of uterine prolapse includes non-surgical measures such as a vaginal pessary or surgical measures. The vaginal pessary is a doughnut-shaped device that fits at the base of the uterus in the vagina. It keeps the uterus from falling out. You can also do Kegel exercises at home, which strengthen the pelvic musculature. It doesn't work in many severe cases of uterine prolapse.

Surgery is a valid option to repair a uterine prolapse. Most doctors approach the problem surgically to get the best axis out of the surgical procedure. Some surgeons turn exclusively to a hysterectomy as a way to manage uterine prolapse. This can be a problem if the woman wants to have childbirth again. In such cases, another surgical approach is necessary.

Minimally invasive surgery can be done, which is performed by means of a laparoscope. The incisions are small and it disrupts the tissues the least. Sometimes a graft of a person's own tissue is used to beef up the support to the pelvic floor. Donor tissue or a synthetic substance can be used to strengthen the pelvic floor.

The doctor will look at your own personal needs in order to know which type of surgery and whether or not you'll have a hysterectomy. The doctor is responsible for knowing your past medical history, doing an excellent history and performing a physical examination, focusing on pelvic structure. The doctor is also responsible for choosing the right type of surgery for this type of condition.

If surgery is completely necessary, your desire to have children is an important part of the decision-making process. You should know that a hysterectomy is a permanent type of surgery and it should only be chosen if you are positive that you want no children.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here