Would a hysterectomy cure a prolapse?

Would a hysterectomy cure a prolapse?

Can The Uterine Prolapse Be Treated Without Hysterectomy? A Resounding YES! Many gynecologists feel the best way to treat a falling uterus is to remove it, with a surgery called a hysterectomy, and then attach the apex of the vagina to healthy portions of the ligaments up inside the body.

What organs can prolapse after hysterectomy?

Vaginal Vault Prolapse (After Hysterectomy) The top of the vagina drops down, creating a bulge. In severe cases, the top of the vagina may protrude outside of the vagina. It also may occur with small intestine prolapse (shown here), anterior vaginal wall prolapse, or posterior vaginal vault prolapse.

How common is a prolapse after a hysterectomy?

Information on the rate of post-hysterectomy prolapse varies. The cumulative risk is described as 1% three years after hysterectomy and up to 15% fifteen years later. The risk is 5.5 times higher if hysterectomy was performed because of a descensus situation. Other investigations found an incidence of up to 46%.

How is a prolapsed hysterectomy treated?

A prolapsed bladder can also be treated with medication. The muscles surrounding the vagina can be strengthened with estrogen replacement therapy, orally or topically. After menopause, women experience a decrease in estrogen production, which can result in weakening of vaginal muscles.

Is surgery the only option for prolapse?

If your symptoms are severe and nonsurgical treatments haven’t helped, you may want to consider surgery. There are two types of prolapse surgery: obliterative and reconstructive. Obliterative surgery narrows or closes off part or all of the vagina.

What to expect after prolapse surgery?

What To Expect After Surgery. General anesthesia is usually used for vaginal vault prolapse repair. You may stay in the hospital from 1 to 2 days. You will probably be able to return to your normal activities in about 6 weeks. Avoid strenuous activity for the first 6 weeks. And increase your activity level gradually.

What are the problems after a hysterectomy?

Among the most common are fever and infection that develop after the surgery. A woman may also suffer from blood clots and heavy bleeding. In some cases, a woman who has had a hysterectomy may even develop problems urinating or having bowel movements after a hysterectomy.

Who should do a hysterectomy?

Ideally, the type of doctor who should perform a hysterectomy would be not only a gynecologist, but a one with the ability to perform the procedure in a minimally invasive fashion.