What are the non-surgical treatment options for Prolapse?
There are 2 types of non-surgical treatment options for prolapse:
- When the prolapse is mild, minimally symptomatic and not causing bothersome symptoms.
- Women are advised to take general measures to help reduce the rate of prolapse progression.
- Pelvic floor exercises are recommended to help improve support
- Vaginal pessary
- A pessary is a small plastic device inserted into the vagina to support the prolapsed organs and return them to their correct position
Which treatment is right for me?
The correct treatment for any individual can only be determined after thorough evaluation of the prolapse and consideration of multiple factors including prolapse severity, symptom severity, desire for further children or patient preference in retaining the uterus, previous surgery performed for prolapse, and consideration of the potential risks and complications of any treatment.
All these factors and issues will be discussed by Dr McKertich in order to determine which are the best treatment options available in any individual’s situation.