Uterine and bladder prolapse is a condition that happens to some women. The uterus and bladder are located just above the vagina. Muscles and ligaments connect the uterus and bladder. For some people the muscles and ligaments can become weak and eventually tear causing the connection to lower. You can see the lowering of the uterus and bladder by a bulge that may stick out from the vaginal area. If the uterus and bladder hang low enough it can also be seen from the vaginal opening. Uterine and bladder prolapse is not well known. Some women live through life not even knowing that their uterus and bladder are correctly in place. Uterine and bladder prolapse is a condition and every woman should be familiar with and attentive to if it happens. To help expand a woman’s knowledge about uterine and bladder prolapse I am going to talk about the causes, symptoms, treatment options and prevention measures that can be taken.
There can be a variety of causes for a woman who had uterine and bladder prolapse. Some causes include being overweight, being pregnant, giving natural birth, constipation, and menopause. Some women can have a combination of these factors, which can increase the strain on those muscles and ligaments.
Many times the uterine and bladder prolapse occurs slowly so a woman doesn’t really notice and becomes use to how her body feels. For some the symptoms are great and enough to notice that something is not right with the body. Some common symptoms is the desire to go to the bathroom often, trouble going to the bathroom, infection, pain in the vaginal or abdominal area, discomfort during sexual intimacy and possible bleeding. It is important when a woman notices any of these symptoms to visit the doctor right away.
A doctor would normally give a pelvic examination and recommend having x-rays done. These procedures will determine what the problem is and how bad the situation is before recommending a treatment. If the doctor sees that the situation is not too bad then he will recommend strengthen those muscles in that area by doing Kegal exercises. Kegal exercises involve naturally tensing and releasing of the vaginal area. The doctor may also insert a device that will keep the uterus and bladder in the correct area. The device is only a temporary form of treatment until the muscles are strengthen and the uterus and bladder can stay in place on their own. The third type of treatment that a doctor may use is surgery. The doctor can surgically put the uterus and bladder back in its place. For extreme cases the doctor may remove the uterus completely and this is called a hysterectomy.
It’s not always easy to avoid getting uterine and bladder prolapse. However there are things a woman can do to help prevent the condition. Strengthen those muscles and ligaments are the key to keeping the uterus and bladder together. Kegal exercises used to strengthen that area even if you don’t have the condition. Eating healthy, taking estrogen supplements and not pushing hard when going to the bathroom are other suggestions. A woman who takes care of herself in these ways is less likely to get uterine and bladder prolapse.