Following pregnancy or childbirth, you may be at increased risk for developing prolapse. Our team offers comprehensive care for pelvic organ prolapse, including estrogen replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and supportive devices.
Uterine prolapse is the result of weakened muscles in your vaginal canal and pelvic floor. The two most common reasons why your muscles weaken include pregnancy and vaginal childbirth.
You can also develop weak muscles as you get older and during menopause. As your estrogen levels begin their decline, it can cause a thinning and weakening of your vaginal walls and pelvic floor muscles that leads to uterine prolapse.
In some cases, underlying health conditions contribute to uterine prolapse. These conditions may include a chronic cough, obesity, and constipation that causes straining during bowel movements.
Initially, treating uterine prolapse involves daily pelvic floor exercises like Kegels to build strength in your pelvic floor muscles. These exercises can also prevent a worsening of your condition.
Other treatments include:
To find out more about your options for treating all degrees of uterine prolapse, contact us.
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