Sunday, June 6, 2010

Vaginal Vault Prolapse

All the muscles, ligaments and skin which is present inside and around the vagina of a woman works like a supporting structure for holding pelvic tissues, organs and structure in the right position. The muscles and skin of the walls of vagina are included in this supporting structure. Vaginal vault prolapse refers to the eventual weakening or breaking up of this supporting structure. This condition signifies that all the organs hold by vaginal structure start losing their normal position. The organs whose positions shift due to vaginal vault prolapse include uterus, urethra, bladder, rectum, small intestine and vagina also. If medical help is not taken at the right time then the position of these organs may shift more which may cause further prolapse of these organs through vagina.

The symptoms of this condition include problems in doing sex and performing tasks like defecation and urination. Experiencing pressure in pelvic region and a discomforting feeling are two other common symptoms of vaginal vault prolapse. There are three four kinds of vaginal vault prolapse. Cystocele, rectocele and enterocele and prolapsed uterus are four types of vaginal vault prolapse. Most of the women who suffer from such a condition are more than 40 years of age. It is also true that some women who suffer from vaginal vault prolapse hesitate to contact doctor due to embarrassment. However, one should not do so. It is important to get timely treatment for this problem for avoiding further complications.

At any time, if you suffer from the symptoms of vaginal vault prolapse then you should contact doctor on immediate basis. In some cases, surgery or use of intravaginal pressaries may be required. Non surgical treatment is best for those women who suffer from mild vaginal vault prolapse and not active sexually. Getting a surgery done is the most effective treatment of this condition for those women who live a sexually active life. Home treatments for this condition include avoiding uplift of heavy weights and straining. Kegel exercises are also very effective for treating vaginal vault prolapse.

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