Usually, at a more advanced age, prolapse problems occur quite often in women. These are characterized by a sensation of downward pressure, bladder weakness, pulling in the pelvic area toward the vagina or protrusions of the bladder and bowel into the vaginal entry.
This is due, on the one hand, to a relative weakening of the connective tissue, which is usually hereditary; but also to overstretching of the pelvic floor after childbirth, obesity or excessive physical stress (especially heavy lifting). If left untreated, the uterus, bladder and intestines may descend – in extreme cases, the uterus may protrude from the vagina – or there may be an increase in involuntary leakage of urine.
In order to clarify symptoms of prolapse, we offer a variety of diagnostic measures (e.g. urodynamic measurement) in addition to gynecological examinations, in collaboration with other colleagues, to ascertain the cause and the best possible treatment for the respective problem.
When the first symptoms occur, it is often possible to prevent progression of the problem through targeted pelvic-floor exercises. In advanced cases, surgery to raise the pelvic floor (colporrhaphy) and fix the bladder (e.g. by inserting a thin plastic tape – TVT) is often necessary.
We are happy to offer advice on this frequently occurring problem, which still remains a taboo topic for some (although it should not be!) and carry out a very usual surgery to remedy this problem.
Bladder problems can be corrected !