Pelvic Prolapse | Nucleus Health


Your pelvic organs are held in place by muscles
and tissues in your pelvis. If these muscles and tissues weaken or tear your pelvic organs
may prolapse, or drop down, into your vagina. If your bladder and urethra prolapse into
your front vaginal wall, you have a cystourethrocele. Your doctor may recommend an anterior colporrhaphy,
during which the surgeon will make an incision in your vagina, push the organs back into
place and suture the tissue to help keep the bladder in place. If your rectum bulges into
the back vaginal wall, you have a rectocele. You may need posterior colporrhaphy, during
which your surgeon will make an incision in your vagina, push the rectum upward, and suture
the tissue to support the area. Vaginal vault suspension repairs the prolapse of the pelvic
lining and the small intestine into the upper vaginal lining called an enterocele. Through
a vaginal incision your surgeon will push the small intestine back into position and
attach the top of the vagina to strong pelvic ligaments. If you have a prolapsed uterus,
your surgeon can repair it using laparoscopic instruments. Your surgeon will insert a lighted
camera into your lower abdomen to view your pelvic organs on a video screen. Using special
tools, your surgeon will lift and support your uterus by suspending it from ligaments
at the base of your spine.

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