Monday, August 12, 2013

A Women's Self Guide for Vaginal Prolapse Treatment

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Here is complete checklist and questionaire a women who wants to undergo VAGINAL PROLAPSE Surgery must definitely know before her venture of operation.

How serious is vaginal prolapse? 

 Vaginal prolapse can dramatically impact a woman’s quality of life. For women that don’t seek treatment, they often must deal with painful and embarrassing symptoms like: Difficult or painful sexual intercourse Vaginal pain, pressure, irritation, bleeding, or spotting Urinary and fecal incontinence Difficulty with bowel movements

  • When should I consider surgical options for vaginal prolapse?

    With your doctor’s diagnosis, you’ll need to assess your condition and make an informed choice. You should determine whether your vaginal prolapse symptoms are affecting your quality of life, whether conservative measures have failed, and whether your condition is impacting your health–physically and/or emotionally.

    If I don’t get treated for vaginal prolapse, will it get worse?

    Every woman’s body is different. But for most women, vaginal prolapse symptoms will not lessen over time, or heal on their own. This is why it’s important not to ignore symptoms, but to talk with a specialist. Remember, you don’t have to live with painful or embarrassing symptoms. There are treatment options that can make a real difference in your lifestyle.

    So how can vaginal prolapse be treated?

    There are a number of treatment options for vaginal prolapse, ranging from simple pelvic exercises to surgery. That’s why it’s important to talk with a specialist who’s very familiar with this condition, and current on the latest treatments.

     I I have a friend who had vaginal prolapse surgery a few years ago. She was in the hospital for an extended stay. Is this what I can expect?

    Traditional prolapse surgery is invasive, and may require an extended hospital stay and a longer recovery period. But be reassured that newer, more minimally invasive options are available, and may involve less pain and a shorter recovery time. Most often, women who undergo a minimally invasive surgical procedure can return home the very next day. These newer minimally invasive procedures may use mesh to correct the prolapse. The mesh is used to repair the prolapse and restore your anatomy.

    How painful is surgery for vaginal prolapse?

    Surgery can be painful, whether it’s invasive or minimally invasive, and both carry risks and complications. If your specialist recommends vaginal prolapse surgery, be sure you understand what type of surgery is planned, and what can happen during and after surgery. A more invasive vaginal prolapse surgery may include more risks, pain, and a longer recovery period. Minimally invasive vaginal prolapse surgery typically involves smaller incisions, so many women can expect much less discomfort following their procedure than they would with a traditional vaginal prolapse surgery.

    As with most surgical procedures, inflammation and irritation can occur. If this happens to you, speak to your doctor, who can prescribe medications to manage your discomfort.

    How much does vaginal prolapse surgery cost?

    Only your doctor can answer this question. However, you should know that vaginal prolapse surgery is covered by Medicare, as well as by most private insurance carriers. If you’d like to find a specialist who treats vaginal prolapse in your area,

How long is the typical recovery period for minimally invasive vaginal prolapse surgery? Will I be in the hospital?

Depending on the procedure, women may be able to return home the day following their minimally invasive procedure—and return to work in one to two weeks. However, you may be advised to refrain from sexual intercourse, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise for six to eight weeks after surgery.

After surgery, will things feel different during sex?

A successful vaginal prolapse surgery should restore your pelvic organs to their normal positions, eliminating the pain and discomfort during sex that can sometimes be associated with prolapse. After allowing your body to heal, you should enjoy the same intimate experiences you had before you began to suffer from symptoms of vaginal prolapse. In rare cases, some women do experience painful intercourse

Will surgery in that part of my body cause incontinence or other problems that weren’t there before?

Vaginal prolapse surgery does not cause incontinence. However, some women may begin to experience symptoms following their procedure because their condition was masked by vaginal prolapse. If this happens to you, it’s important to speak to your doctor about your symptoms..

What are some risks of this surgery?

You should discuss the benefits and risks with your specialist, and don’t be hesitant to ask your specialist how many vaginal prolapse surgeries she or he has completed. As with all surgeries, vaginal prolapse procedures are not recommended for all patients. There may be complications, and they can vary depending on your medical history, and the type of prolapse procedure performed.

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