Pelvic organ prolapse does not always worsen with time, and if the signs aren’t bothering you, you do not require medication. Nonsurgical therapies for mild-to-moderate pelvic organ prolapse will relieve pain and distress while still preserving fertility.
A vaginal pessary is a removable tube consisting of rubber or silicone that is inserted into the vagina to keep prolapsed, or dropped, organs in position. It is also the first procedure prescribed to women with pelvic organ prolapse. Women with mild to moderate prolapse are often advised to use it.
The pessary can indeed be extracted for washing and before sex. A pessary should be fitted to your body, and your doctor can show you how to attach and extract it, and also how to care for it. A custom made pessary that remains in for two or three months at a time may be fitted and operated by the doctor for women that aren’t sexually involved or who choose not to manage a pessary.
To help avoid any inflammation caused by the pessary, your doctor can recommend topical estrogen. Topical estrogen comes in the form of a lotion or cream that is added to the infected regions.
Exercises with the Pelvic Floor Muscles
Pelvic floor muscle exercises are meant to improve the pelvic and vaginal muscles and ligaments. Kegel exercises, in which you tighten and loosen the pelvic floor muscles, are one of them. Pelvic floor exercises can help relieve the pain and stiffness associated with prolapse by improving muscles that protect the pelvic organs. Your doctor can prescribe bowel movement retraining for rectal prolapse, which uses relaxing exercises to help avoid pressure.
Your doctor will show you how to recognize, tighten, and loosen the muscles on your pelvic floor. He or she will even instruct you how much you can practice these workouts, which can be performed twice a day on average.