As you are probably aware, a Sacrohysteropexy operation can completely repair a prolapse and restore the sufferer’s quality of life. If you’re currently coping with the symptoms of a prolapse, this form of surgery is definitely worth considering. However, there are things that you can (and should) try before opting for surgery. Even though having a Sacrohysteropexy is safe and has surprisingly short recovery times, surgery is still a big step. Here at The Pelvic Clinic, we understand that minor prolapse symptoms can be treated less drastically. Here are some of the steps you can take to reduce or eliminate your symptoms before opting for surgery.
A pessary is a simple device that can be used to treat prolapse sufferers like you. They can support the uterus and other pelvic organs, giving you time to heal. Before considering surgery, talk to your doctor about whether a pessary might be right for you. If your symptoms can be treated by using a pessary, you should be able to obtain a prescription fairly easily. You might be surprised by how much difference they can make to your quality of life.
2. Pelvic floor exercises
Sometimes, minor prolapse symptoms can be treated simply by strengthening your pelvic floor. Performing exercises designed to bolster your pelvic muscles can alleviate or even eliminate prolapse symptoms. There are classes available that will teach you how to perform these exercises properly. Why not look for one in your area?
3. Weight loss
If you’re carrying a little extra weight, it can put a strain on your pelvic organs and cause a prolapse. Losing weight can reduce the pressure and give your pelvic organs the chance to recover, thus disposing of the prolapse. As always, we should stress that weight loss isn’t a viable option for everyone. For example, if you can’t lose weight for unrelated health reasons (such as thyroid disorders or a history of eating disorders), we don’t advise attempting to do so in order to heal a prolapse. However, if you are able to lose weight in a relatively safe and straightforward way, it can really help deal with a prolapse.
If all of these remedies fail, there’s no need to panic. The Sacrohysteropexy operation that we offer can help you. Just remember: it’s usually a good idea to try non-surgical remedies first. If you do need surgery to rectify your prolapse, contact us immediately.