Vaginal Prolapse Repair Surgery
Vaginal Prolapse Repair Surgery in Adelaide
Vaginal prolapse is a common condition in women, particularly in those who have given birth, gone through menopause or have a history of chronic constipation or heavy lifting.
Prolapse can affect the bladder, bowel, or uterus and occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the pelvic organs weaken or stretch, leading to a protrusion through the vaginal walls.
The symptoms of vaginal prolapse may include discomfort, pressure or pain in the pelvic area, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, and a noticeable bulge or lump in the vaginal area. Women may also experience a dragging sensation, urinary incontinence or increased urinary frequency, and pain during sex.
Vaginal prolapse repair surgery aims to restore the vaginal supports and relieve the symptoms associated with prolapse. The procedure involves making an incision in the vaginal wall to access the weakened or stretched muscles and ligaments. The surgeon then reattaches the tissue to its original position, using sutures to provide additional support.
There are several types of prolapse repair surgery, including vaginal, abdominal or laparoscopic approaches. The choice of surgery depends on the severity of the prolapse, the patient's overall health, and the surgeon's preference.
After the surgery, patients may experience some discomfort or pain and may need to avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse for a few weeks. In most cases, vaginal prolapse surgery is successful in restoring the vaginal supports and improving the patient's quality of life.
However, there is a risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding, or damage to nearby organs, which should be discussed with the surgeon before the procedure.
For more information about vaginal prolapse repair surgery, or to arrange a consultation with Dr Mandana Master at Burnside Women’s Health in Adelaide, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (08) 8364 3642, or fill in the contact form below.