Uterine prolapse - how to diagnose and treat the disease yourself
Causes of disease
The reasons for which there is a prolapse of the uterus, you can select a lot. As already mentioned, in most cases the symptoms are caused by an abnormal lifestyle, which includes abrupt exertion in the absence of adequate physical fitness.
In addition, the disease may be the result of past diseases and injuries of the internal genital organs - especially if they were treated with folk remedies, without appropriate medical support.
Very often, the prolapse of the uterus occurs during frequent childbirth or abortion, which is performed incorrectly, in which case the tone of the organ and surrounding muscles decreases significantly, which leads to the corresponding problems.
An increased risk of occurrence of the problem is also observed in women in old age - this is also associated with a decrease in the normal tone of the body.
Course of the disease
As seen in the photo, in a normal state the uterus is supported by a whole complex of tissues, which consists of muscles, fascia, ligaments and other compounds - this heavy organ can create significant pressure on the surrounding space. However, sometimes the entire apparatus is weakened, which is the beginning of the prolapse of the uterus.
At the initial stage, there is a decrease in the position of the cervix before entering the vagina - the symptoms include a significant increase in discharge, as well as the appearance of discomfort due to the presence of a foreign body in the vagina and the possible occurrence of pain syndromes. It is at this point that it is best to begin treatment, since the probability of preserving reproductive function remains maximum.
The edge of the cervix can be seen outside with a strong straining - in this position, the pain is already becoming constant, and the symptoms are complemented by increased menstrual bleeding, which can lead to anemia and even death in violation of blood formation.
Progressive omission is accompanied by the creation of pressure on the bladder, which leads to such troubles as painful urination or incontinence. Treatment is complicated by the possibility of ingestion of many infections that actively reproduce in a new nutrient medium.
There is a rather large threat of loss of reproductive function or the appearance of complications.
It is characterized by a constant sagging of the uterus in the pelvic region - it becomes very difficult to treat such a disease even for an experienced surgeon. It is better not to think about what symptoms accompany such a condition - urination may occur involuntarily, accompanied by unbearable pain.
In addition, the wearing of underwear already causes suffering, associated with the constant contact of the tissue of the inner lining of the body, which is not intended to be located outside the human body.
This stage is the most terrible - when it happens, the uterus is completely lowered and falls outside, which makes it impossible to implement many natural physiological processes.
Treatment does not always prove effective - in many cases it is necessary to put up with the complete removal of an organ or the appearance of complications that significantly impede the maintenance of normal life activity.
It is carried out by removing part of the ligaments and stitching them with the abdominal wall, as well as muscles located near the pubic and sacral bones. If the symptoms have not reached the third stage, access to the organ is most often through the vagina, and otherwise an incision in the lower part of the peritoneum is used.
Such treatment of uterine prolapse is not very effective - in many cases it leads to the resumption and even intensification of the problem, which is associated with the plasticity of the connecting tissues that are used for fixation. In addition, after surgery, many women experience problems with the production of sex hormones, which can lead to very serious and unpleasant consequences.
There is also a modern way of treating a disease such as uterus prolapse - it uses the already familiar to other industriesalloplasty.The principle of such an impact is quite simple - as a supporting element, small reticulums created from a polymeric material that is harmless to human health are implanted into the organ and surrounding tissues.
The only drawback is the natural allergic reaction to the material used, which is observed in a small proportion of patients.
When the prolapse of the uterus reaches the fourth stage, treatment is often associated with the complete removal of this organ, which entails the corresponding consequences. Previously, the use of such methods was very common, but modern medicine seeks to maintain the highest possible level of the patient’s natural health.
In order for the treatment of such a serious illness not to become a reality, it is necessary to follow many recommendations in everyday life. In particular, it is worth paying at least 10-15 minutes per day to the development of the abdominal muscles, as well as the surrounding muscles. In addition, it is necessary to avoid injuries of the genital organs and peritoneum, not to endure long-term loads of more than 10 kg and to observe moderation when practicing certain sports.
The consequences of any operation will be quite difficult - for several months, you will have to wear special underwear and a supporting slackening bandage, which is shown in the next photo.
The lowering of the uterus in the last stages can lead to hormonal disorders and a complete loss of reproductive function - with a prolonged presence of an organ in an unfamiliar environment, it often suffers very serious damage.
With the passage of the recovery period at home, it is recommended to abandon the lifting of objects weighing more than 2-3 kg, as well as any sudden movements. In addition, for a time it is necessary to abandon sex - any serious movement of the genitals before the final accretion of tissues can lead to the resumption of the process.
The following methods are assigned as a means to facilitate recovery:
- gentle gymnastics;
- body support with vitamin and mineral complexes.