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A prolapse happens when the tissue that supports your pelvic organs becomes too weak. The onrgans can then shift out of place and drop down into your vagina. In severe cases, thee bulge created by these organs can be seen outside the body. Prolapse can affect the bladder, uterus, cervix and bowels.
You are more likely to experience a vaginal prolapse if you:
The symptoms of a pelvic organ prolapse can include:
However, it is possible to have a prolapse without noticing any symptoms. The problem may only be noticed when you have a gynaecological exam or a routine cervical smear.
A vaginal prolapse can usually be diagnosed with a simple gynaecological exam. When you visit a gynaecologist with a suspected prolapse, the doctor will:
Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, the doctor will consider the severity of the prolapse and which parts of your body are affected in order to work out the best treatment plan.
You might not need any treatment if you aren’t experiencing symptoms. However, in some cases your gynaecologist may recommend:
It is also possible to make some lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of prolapse or to prevent your condition from worsening:
If you think that you might have a vaginal prolapse, you should make an appointment with a gynaecologist at the Venus Women's Clinic London. Miss Arafa is a leading specialist who can confirm the diagnosis and ensure that you get the treatment you need. You can make an appointment by phone or fill in the simple online form to arrange a consultation at a time that suits you.
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