Nowadays, pelvic organ prolapse is a common disease that happens with the women. The research has estimated that there are half of women who have married and children can easily face this disease in their later life. Do you know clearly about pelvic organ prolapse? This article will help you know and understand about types and treatment of this disease.
What is pelvic organ prolapse? It can be known as descent of the vaginal walls or uterus bellower their normal places. In the heavy cases, we can see or palpate these cervix or vaginal walls that protrude beyond the vaginal opening.
Types of pelvic organ prolapse
Prolapse in front of vaginal wall:
- Bladder prolapse (cystocele): When the bladder pelvic organ prolapse, it will fall on the vagnia and makes a big bulge in the front of vaginal wall. This is common for both the urethra and the bladder to prolapse together. This type is most common in women and it is called a cystourethrocele.
- Urethrocele. When the tube which leads urine from the bladder occurs, it can push against the front the vaginal wall, but it is lower down and near the vagina opening.
- Prolapse behind of the vaginal wall:
- Prolapse of the small bowel (enterocele): One part of the small intestine which lies behind the uterus can slip down between the rectum and the behind wall of the vagina. This usually happens with a uterine prolapse or a rectocele at the same time.
- Prolapse of the large bowel or rectum (rectocele): When the rectum’s end loses support and can bulges into the vaginia wall back. It is not similar with a rectal prolapse in the case the rectum falls out of the anus. Vaginal and Uterine vault prolapse (top or apical)
How to treat pelvic organ prolapse
For those who have minimal symptoms with pelvic organ, this does not need to treat. However women who are suffered from the symptoms of this prolapse, they can choose two treatment choices: surgery and no surgery.
The first option is no surgery. The best device is a “pessary” for this option, this device is made from the silicone and it is placed into internal vaginal, supports and defends the vaginal walls. When a woman chooses this option they will be fitted with a proper pessary in a gynecologic examination. When this device is placed into the vagina, the pessary should be stayed in the comfortable place. It is necessary to remove pessaries and reinsert periodically, one time for a week. Depending on the pessaries which can be worn comfortably in the intercourse or must be removed in intercourse.
The second option is to surgery. The surgeon will give a specific surgery; it is based on the weakness of the ligaments and the areas of the prolapse. Several surgical procedures can use a combination together and are performed at one time to repair many areas of prolapse in the pelvis.
In the conclusion, with this useful article you will know more information about pelvic organ prolapse and know how to treat this disease.