Re: Uterine prolapse
I have lived with a prolapse for many years, decades! Recently I had a new symptom to add to the list, and went to the doctor expecting I would have a hysterectomy. She said we just don't do as many hysterectomies as in earlier years, because it has been proved that the uterus being gone does not relieve symptoms but adds new ones. I had a rectocele repair, and am now OK again, and still have my uterus at age 70!
I was in a way lucky that I just decided to live with my various complaints years ago - because having the uterus removed at an early age leads down the road to cystocele, bladder prolapse, rectocele (rectal bulge into the vagina) and more.
I also had heavy periods, but at age 48 they stopped altogether, and there was one less symptom to deal with.
I keep lower back pain at bay with a series of floor exercises I do lying down, every morning , taking about 20 minutes, and the slight urinary incontinence is dealt with by kegel exercises and a daily panty liner.
It is not as if taking the uterus out miraculously heals all your problems.
Last edited by Martha H; 07-14-2009 at 05:01 AM.