Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and perform a study of the vagina and rectum to confirm the diagnosis. If deemed necessary, they can request a defecography, x-rays, and an MRI.
The treatment to follow is established based on the symptoms and severity of the prolapse.
If you have minor or no symptoms, you may only need to implement simple self-care measures, such as doing Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles, preventing constipation, keeping a healthy weight, and avoiding heavy lifting.
Perhaps the specialist will recommend the use of pessaries, which are a kind of prosthesis that is inserted into the vagina to support the bulging tissues. These pessaries have different shapes and sizes and are sometimes inflatable. The risk is that they can cause vaginal ulceration if they are placed incorrectly and proper hygiene is not followed.
In extreme cases, where the symptoms are painful and other pelvic organs are compromised, it is advisable to perform surgery to remove the additional stretched tissue that forms the vaginal protuberance. If the uterus is also prolapsed, a hysterectomy may be necessary.
Comprehensive women’s health is our priority at the Women’s Center, so we offer services focused on women in all their chronological stages with the highest standards of care to improve their quality of life, through a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services.