Before you see your doctor, it may help to make a list of symptoms, concerns and questions. It may be difficult at first to talk about your symptoms, and some women find the examination uncomfortable, but it only takes a few minutes and, by having your symptoms checked, you are taking an active role in your health and well-being.
An intimate examination can be unnerving and many women find it difficult to remember everything that is said during the appointment, particularly if the doctor uses technical terms.
You will be asked to undress from the waist down and lie on your back on the examination table.
Prolapse may also be called uterine prolapse, genital prolapse, uterovaginal prolapse, pelvic relaxation, pelvic floor dysfunction, urogenital prolapse or vaginal wall prolapse.The type of treatment recommended will depend on a number of factors including age, previous surgical history, severity and general health.There are two main options, reconstructive surgery and vaginal closure surgery.If you have any of the symptoms of prolapse, particularly if you can see or feel something near or at the opening of your vagina, make an appointment to see your doctor.Many women with prolapse avoid going to the doctor because they are embarrassed or afraid of what the doctor might find, but prolapse is very common and is nothing to be ashamed of.