Although exact figures are unknown, it is estimated that roughly 50% of women in the UK who have had children have some degree of prolapse. Pregnancy and childbirth have a major impact on the female pelvic floor and over time, this can result in severe weakening of the muscles, leading to pelvic organ prolapse. Although this is not an uncommon problem, it is believed that less than half of those with prolapse will seek medical advice for their problems, and as a result, many risk the prolapse becoming significantly worse.
Out of sight and out of mind
There are numerous reasons why doctors see so few women reporting prolapse to them. Many women only experience mild prolapse symptoms and therefore are unaware that something is seriously wrong, and that the condition can get significantly worse. Others may simply mark the problems down as a natural consequence of having children and believe it is something to put up with. Others may feel embarrassed about their condition and avoid seeking medical attention. If you are one of these people, it is time to change your outlook. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away; if you do not consider prolapse repair surgery, your symptoms will progressively become worse.
Don’t be daunted by prolapse repair procedures
Although the thought of surgery may be worrying, it is one of the most efficient methods of dealing with prolapse. Procedures such as sacrohysteropexy have a relatively short recovery time and allow women to get back to normal as quickly as possible, with no more bladder problems, pelvic pain, bleeding or discomfort during sex – all the symptoms that they may have put up with for months or years before the surgery. The surgery even allows women to go on to have more children if they wish.
Make today the first day in your journey to recovery
No matter how severe your symptoms or how long you’ve been experiencing them for, take the plunge and speak to a specialist about prolapse repair as soon as possible. The longer you wait to do this, the worse your uterus pain can become as the prolapse becomes more and more severe. Contact us today for an appointment and take the first step towards a healthy, pain-free future.