Prolapse treatment

 

Not all women with prolapse have symptoms or require treatment. If the symptoms are annoying, treatment may be considered. Treatment decisions should take into account which organs are affected, how bad symptoms are, and whether other medical conditions are present. Other important factors are your age and sexual activity.

Many women are able to reverse some prolapse symptoms with nonsurgical treatment, which may include making lifestyle changes, doing exercises, and/or using a removable device called a pessary that is placed into the vagina to support areas of prolapse.

If the prolapse keeps causing more complex anatomical problems, pain or interfering with sexual activity, surgery may be considered.

Surgical options help prolapsed organs to get a more normal anatomical position strengthening structures around the prolapsed area for a better support.

 

Surgical options can be carried out abdominally (laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy) or transvaginally.