If you’re suffering from a uterine prolapse, it’s vital to have the right information at your fingertips to manage your condition. Here are some common prolapse myths debunked.
Avoid prolapse by having a caesarean section
Pregnancy can be a risk factor for experiencing prolapse, because carrying the weight of a baby puts pressure on the mother’s body. However, how a baby is delivered doesn’t normally influence whether you end up needing prolapse surgery in the future or not. A caesarean is a major operation and should only be considered if medically necessary.
If you’ve never had children, you won’t experience prolapse
Women who have had children are at greater risk of prolapse, but that’s not to say that those without children may never need to undergo a sacrohysteropexy procedure. All women are at risk of pelvic and uterus problems, and even men can suffer pelvic floor pain.
The more children you have, the more severe your prolapse
There’s no direct link between severe uterine prolapse and the number of children you have. There are lots of other risk factors associated with prolapse, and bearing a child is just one of them. Some women are lucky, and may give birth to several children and never experience prolapse, whilst others may have no children or just the one, and require prolapse repair.
Exercise can cause prolapse
Exercise on its own is not likely to be responsible for causing prolapse, although straining and heavy lifting may increase your risk slightly. If you’re in need of prolapse repair, you’ll be advised to avoid strenuous exercise.
Your organs will fall out
Many sufferers of prolapse worry that their internal organs may fall out, but this is not the case at all. If you’re concerned, speak to Mr Jonathan Broome at The Pelvic Clinic for reassurance.
It’s just something you have to put up with
Just because prolapse is fairly common, certainly does not mean that you need to endure the suffering. There is no need to suffer in silence, and there are effective treatments available, including prolapse surgery, to kick your prolapse problems into touch.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.