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Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse

Often the anatomy of a woman’s pelvic organs changes as they age, bringing with them a feeling of pelvic pressure or heaviness. Some Dallas women even report feeling like something is “falling out of the vagina.” These symptoms sometimes indicate pelvic support problems, or prolapse, and can require pelvic reconstruction. Broadly, we call this uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing constellation of symptoms “pelvic support problems,” a condition that occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weakened or damaged, often due to childbirth. Other causes include repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease, or surgery. If you’re struggling with pelvic support problems, your Dallas Walnut Hill OBGYN can treat the problem.

Pelvic Reconstruction

Pelvic floor reconstruction is a number of surgical procedures grouped address pelvic organ prolapse. These may include surgical repair of cystocele and rectocele, as well as repair of uterine or vaginal vault prolapse.

Surgical repair of cystocele and rectocele

Our team also performs cystocele and rectocele repair surgery to lift and tighten the tissue around the bladder and rectum so that these organs no longer push into the vagina. Through state-of-the-art surgical equipment, we are able to perform these procedures with minimum downtime.

Surgical repair of uterine or vault prolapse

The procedure of choice for reconstructive surgery to the vagina should be tailored to the individual patient, and your doctor will discuss an appropriate treatment plan for you. Reconstructive surgery reconstructs the pelvic floor with the goal of restoring the organs to their original position. Some types of reconstructive surgery are done through an incision in the vagina. Others are done through an incision in the abdomen or with laparoscopy.

Other treatments for Pelvic Support Problems

There are many conservative treatment options for pelvic support problems, including changes in diet, weight loss, and special kinds of exercises. If these changes are insufficient, your physician might recommend pelvic reconstruction surgery.

The physicians and nurses at Dallas Walnut Hill OBGYN Associates are highly experienced with pelvic reconstruction: a common procedure that allows your doctor to reconstruct and rebuild the support for pelvic organs including the urethra, bladder, small intestine, rectum, uterus and vagina.

If you’re experiencing the discomfort of pelvic support problems, give us a call today. We have solutions: (214) 363-7801.