Depending on the severity of the prolapse and how weak the supporting structures around the womb have become, treatment will vary and may include self-care/prevention, medications and laparoscopic surgery.
If your prolapse causes little to no symptoms, at-home measures may suffice in providing relief and preventing further worsening.
Estrogen Replacement Therapy: Used only in select post-menopausal women, estrogen therapy may be recommended. For instance, estrogen rings may be inserted into the vagina to improve the strength and vitality of vaginal tissues.
This is so as estrogen supports muscle function in women; but with menopause, estrogen levels decrease, causing women to gradually lose their pelvic floor strength and flexibility.
Surgically restoring the normal anatomy and muscle strength of the pelvic area can be performed either through the vagina or laparoscopically through small incisions in the abdomen.
The type of surgery performed will depend on:
Apart from the most severe case of total prolapse of the uterus, the uterus can absolutely be conserved. During the surgery, your gynaecologist can also concurrently correct the drooping of other affected organs (if any).
There are many minimally invasive forms of surgery that can be performed, which include:
Surgery tends to yield good results for women suffering from uterine prolapse, and may even be combined with a mid-urethral sling or colposuspension (where stitches are put in place to support the bladder) if urinary incontinence is present as well.
Your gynaecologist will take a holistic assessment of your condition and determine which treatment plan suits your needs best.