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How long does it take to recover from prolapse surgery?

You may need about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery and 1 to 2 weeks to recover from laparoscopic surgery or vaginal surgery. It is important to avoid heavy lifting while you are recovering, so that your incision can heal.

Can you fix prolapse without surgery?

The two non-surgical options for prolapse are pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) and a vaginal pessary. PFMT can be effective for mild prolapse but is usually not successful for moderate and advanced prolapse. The main alternative to surgery for prolapse is a vaginal pessary.

What is the best treatment for prolapse?

Treatment at Mayo Clinic

  • Medications. Estrogen might be a treatment option for certain women with prolapse.
  • Physical therapy. Physical therapy might be recommended, with pelvic floor exercises using biofeedback to strengthen specific muscles of the pelvic floor.
  • Pessaries.
  • Surgery.

What can I use instead of a pessary?

Nonsurgical options include lifestyle changes, such as kegel exercises, and vaginal pessaries. Surgical options include implanting surgical mesh or as a last resort, having a hysterectomy.

How many years can you wear a pessary?

Conclusion: If treatment of POP with a vaginal pessary is successful at 4 weeks, most women will continue to use the pessary over 5 years without a concomitant increase in complications.

What can I do to repair my prolapse?

Part 1 of 3: Treating Vaginal Prolapse Without Surgery Change your activities to prevent stress to the vaginal walls. Consider trying a device meant to support the vaginal walls. Perform Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. [5] Ask your doctor about estrogen replacement therapy as a method to treat vaginal prolapse. [6] …

Is surgery the only option for prolapse?

If your symptoms are severe and nonsurgical treatments haven’t helped, you may want to consider surgery. There are two types of prolapse surgery: obliterative and reconstructive. Obliterative surgery narrows or closes off part or all of the vagina.

What to do if you experience a rectal prolapse?

A variety of more advanced tests might also be performed, especially if you have other related conditions. The most common treatment for rectal prolapse is surgery to put the rectum back in place, and there are several types.

Is there a cure for pelvic organ prolapse?

Kegel exercises can help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. When you have pelvic organ prolapse, your pelvic organs — your bladder, uterus, and rectum — are weak. They can drop down toward your vagina. Kegels can help make those muscles stronger and keep your prolapse from getting worse.