Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Treatment Overview
If you have
pain and discomfort from
pelvic organ prolapse that does not respond to
nonsurgical treatment and lifestyle changes, you may want to consider surgery.
The choice of surgery depends upon which organs are involved, how bad your
symptoms are, and what other medical conditions are present. Also, your surgeon
may have experience with and preference for a certain procedure. Types of
surgery for pelvic organ prolapse include:
Often the doctor does more than one of these
surgeries at the same time. These surgeries are designed to treat specific
symptoms, so other symptoms may remain after surgery.
information about surgery, see:
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery?
What To Think About
If you are considering having
children, you may want to delay pelvic organ surgery. If you have surgery and
then deliver a child vaginally, the strain on your pelvic organs may cause them
to prolapse again.
Sometimes surgery cannot repair all the
prolapsed organs. And sometimes surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse will lead to prolapse in another area.
Pelvic organ prolapse may be a progressive condition, gradually getting
worse and causing more severe symptoms. But in many cases it does not progress
and may improve over time.2