What is a prolapse?
This term means to fall out of or slip out of place. This can happen with different organs of the body, including bladder, vaginal, uterus and rectum.
What is uterine prolapse?
This is referring specifically to the uterus or womb slipping out of place down into the vagina.
What is cystocele?
This is where the bladder has slipped from its position and presses against the vagina wall, usually creating a smooth round bulge at the opening of the vagina.
What is rectocele?
This is where the vaginal wall is weakened and the rectum bulges into the vagina.
Can I still have children with a uterine prolapse?
Yes, yes and yes
Can I still have Sex?
Yes! In fact it can be very helpful as it normally pushes all of the organs back into the correct location.
What are kegels?
Kegels are pelvic floor exercises that regain the tone of your pelvic floor. They are not a cure for prolapse however many women have found great success with reversing their prolapse after staying on a regular exercise program. I must also mention there are women who have found that doing to many reps can lead to negative symptoms with their prolapse.
Are there any cures for Prolapse?
The answer to that questions depends strongly on who you are speaking with. The medical community believes they can cure it through various types of surgeries. There are also many people who think they can cure it and reverse it by natural ways such as posture, deep pelvic massage, acupuncture, Chinese herbs... I personally believe that we each have a prolapse for different reasons and that depending upon the reason for having will depend on your personal bodies ability to possibly reverse it or cure it.
If you discover a prolapse after recently giving birth many women experience continual improvement up to two years after delivering their child.