When a woman gives birth or experiences menopause, many things in her body change over time. Many of these changes affect her sexual health. Uterine prolapse is the gradual loosening or sagging of the uterus from its proper position. Some cases of uterine prolapse are so severe that the uterus begins to drop and protrude outside of the vagina. Find out the symptoms and risk factors for uterine prolapse, and how a vaginal rejuvenation procedure can help prevent it.
The Dangers of Uterine Prolapse
How do I know if my uterus has prolapsed?
In moderate to severe cases of uterine prolapse, the patient may feel a heavy pulling around the pelvic area, almost as if they’re sitting on a ball. They may also experience vaginal bleeding or increased discharge. Women may have problems or discomfort with sexual intercourse. If you fear you have a uterine prolapse, it’s important to see a doctor right away for treatment. If left untreated, severe uterine prolapse can cause other problems with the bowel, bladder or sex later in life.
Am I at risk for uterine prolapse?
When a woman ages, the risk for uterine prolapse grows. This risk is especially present if you have given vaginal delivery one or more times, or if you have given birth to a large baby. Sometimes, pregnancy can damage the pelvic muscles, making it harder for your body to keep the pelvic organs in place.
How can this be treated?
Many times, uterine prolapse is not serious enough to require medical treatment. Often, women are recommended by their doctors to try Kegel exercises for vaginal rejuvenation and to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. However, if uterine prolapse becomes too severe, your doctor will have to evaluate the condition to decide on a treatment plan or surgery that can either keep the uterus in its place or put it back where it belongs.
Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor with FemiLift
The FemiLift vaginal rejuvenation procedure can help prevent this uterine prolapse from occurring. The new procedure uses a vaginal tightening laser to strengthen and tighten the vaginal muscles. Its effects are stronger and longer-lasting than Kegel exercises. FemiLift gives you the following benefits:
- Stronger control of the pelvic muscles
- Rejuvenated sex life
- Relief from urinary incontinence
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
Contact Dr. Lynn Kowalski’s office to see how FemiLift can help prevent pelvic problems like uterine prolapse and improve your quality of life.