Vaginal Prolapse Specialist

Surgery of Tomorrow -  - Gynecologic Surgery

Surgery of Tomorrow

Gynecologic Surgery & OB/GYNs located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Vaginal prolapse occurs when the tissue and muscles that support your pelvic organs weaken. Organs, such as your uterus, may then drop and even protrude through your vagina. The condition can be quite uncomfortable and affect your daily life. The experts at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, provide effective surgical treatments for vaginal prolapse to restore good health and function. Call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.

Vaginal Prolapse Q & A

What symptoms suggest I have vaginal prolapse?

Identifying vaginal prolapse often occurs during a routine pelvic exam. You may suffer symptoms, too, such as:

  • Pain or pressure during sexual intercourse
  • Pain and discomfort when inserting tampons
  • Chronic fullness, aching, or pressure in the pelvic region
  • Urinary incontinence or problems with bowel movements

Some women even notice the protrusion of tissue from their vagina. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, for an evaluation.

Who is at risk of developing vaginal prolapse?

Vaginal prolapse has a genetic link, so if a close female relative suffers from it – you are at greater risk too. Some women simply have less elastic tissue in their vagina and pelvic floor.

Other contributing factors include:

  • Vaginal childbirth that stretches the muscles and tissue of the pelvic floor
  • Giving birth to a baby weighing more than 8.5 pounds
  • Aging, which can lead to muscle degeneration
  • A long-term strain that includes pressure from obesity or constipation

Women who have had several deliveries can end up with stretched and torn vaginal walls and, potentially, prolapsing out of the vagina.

Women at higher risk for vaginal prolapse should discuss their concerns with a provider at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC.

How is vaginal prolapse treated?

The type and degree of your prolapse inform treatment. For mild cases of prolapse, you may benefit from physical therapy that includes direction on pelvic floor exercises such as Kegels. But Kegels don’t always work.

In some cases, pelvic surgery is your best option to correct severe prolapse. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, vaginal reconstruction with colporrhaphy is a possible treatment. This procedure resolves the anatomical and physiological problems related to the walls of the vagina. You experience restoration of the anatomy of the vagina and dramatically improve your quality of life.

Other minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques are also available. Your exact treatment plan depends on your particular case, but rest assured the team uses only the most modern and refined technology, so you achieve the best possible outcome.

To learn more about your options for prolapse treatment, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, to set up an appointment or schedule online today.