If you’ve received a diagnosis of severe uterine prolapse, you may find yourself struggling to cope with how you feel. If this is you, read on for some helpful advice.
How do you feel?
Many women experience concerns that their partner will notice the prolapse and will no longer find them attractive. They also fear that they will be unable to carry on playing their favourite sports, or that they will gain weight. Others fear that their only option is hours of ineffective pelvic floor exercises or a hysterectomy.
The first thing you should know is that you’re not alone! In fact, uterine prolapse is very common in women who have had a vaginal delivery.
Although it can be painful, uterine prolapse is not a life-threatening condition, nor is it something that is visible to others. A prolapse is effectively a soft tissue injury, caused by a bulge of tissue (bowel, bladder or uterus) into your vagina through its weakened walls.
Take positive action
The good news is that you need not suffer from the effects of your prolapse for the rest of your life, and there are some positive steps that you can take to help you to cope with your diagnosis.
• Learn all you can about your prolapse. Knowledge is power, and the more you understand what has caused the problem and what management options there are available to you, the more empowered you’ll feel.
• Physical activity is important, especially regular pelvic floor exercises. This will help you to feel positive about yourself and better about your body.
• If you are suffering feelings of despair and low mood, ask your GP about arranging for you to see a counsellor for more support. Sometimes, talking things through with someone independent can help you put things in perspective.
• If you suffer from severe uterine prolapse, you may want to consider sacrohysteropexy. This is a procedure that effectively repositions the uterus, without the need for a hysterectomy.
If you have been diagnosed with severe uterine prolapse, Mr Jonathan Broome, Consultant Gynaecologist, is one of the leading surgeons in the UK for sacrohysteropexy. Why not contact Mr Broome’s clinic today for further information on how this procedure could help you?