Essential details that one should know about prolapse


A prolapse is a medical condition in which organs slip out of place or fall. It mainly affects the organs of your urinary and reproductive systems. However, Wildwood prolapse specialists protect the health of your urinary and reproductive system through the use of efficient and quality care. The care providers offer you personalized medical support for your prolapse and allow you to choose the treatment option that suits your individual needs. Some of the treatment options available include surgical procedures, medications, healthy lifestyle changes, and exercises. Noninvasive and medical management of all types of pelvic organ prolapse is also offered in the facility.

What is a prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is one of the common prolapses and it refers to the weakening or loosening of the muscles and tissues supporting the pelvic organs like the bladder, uterus, or rectum,  therefore causing one or more of the pelvic organs to press, drop or fall into or out of the rectum or vagina.

What are the different types of prolapse?

There are different types of prolapses, including vaginal, bladder, or rectal prolapse.

  •       Bladder prolapse

Generally, under normal conditions, the bladder is usually held in place by supportive pelvic floor muscles and tissues. When these tissues become weak or stretched, the bladder drops and bulges through this layer into the vagina, a condition known as bladder prolapse or cystocele. During severe cases, the prolapsed bladder may appear at the vaginal opening while other ties can drop or protrude through the opening of the vagina. Cystocele is a condition that is common in women.

  •       Vaginal prolapse

Vaginal prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles weaken or overstretch, making the uterus, urethra, rectum, or bladder drop down into the vagina. It is also a condition in which the vagina slips out of its original position. It is common in women who have had many vaginal deliveries when giving birth, are overweight, smokers, or have gone through menopause. The chances of a woman developing vaginal prolapse also increase as they age.

  •       Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse occurs when the pelvic organ muscles and ligaments can no longer support the uterus because they are weak and overstretched, making the uterus slip down or protrude out of your vagina. Uterine prolapse can affect women of any age but are more common in postmenopausal women who have had multiple vaginal deliveries.

  •       Rectal prolapse

Rectal prolapse is a condition that occurs when the rectum bulges or protrudes out of your anus, almost turning inside out due to loss of normal attachments or weakening of anal muscles in your body.

  •       Vaginal laxity

Vaginal laxity refers to looseness and loss of vaginal tissues and vaginal elasticity. It is a condition commonly associated with childbirth, aging, menopause, and hormones.

What does prolapse treatment depend on?

How your prolapse is treated is dependent on various factors, including the type and severity of your prolapse and your overall health. Medications such as anti-inflammatories can be recommended as part of the treatment plan. Healthy lifestyle changes like nutrient-dense diet, stress management, and exercise are also encouraged. Targeted activities, physical rehabilitation, behavior changes, minimally invasive procedures, and Monalisa Touch vaginal laser treatment are also offered to help support the vagina or uterus.

In case you are diagnosed with any prolapse, consult Dr. Uzoma Nwaubani, MD, today to receive more information on the various treatment options available.



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