Obstetrics and Gynecology
A uterine prolapse is a condition that often affects women after several births or after the first symptoms of the menopause.
If you have any of the following symptoms you could be suffering from a uterine prolapse;
– A sensation of heaviness
– You notice a pulling in your pelvis
– If you see tissue protruding from your vagina.
– Urinary problems
– A feeling of vaginal muscle distension.
The severity of this condition will determine the treatment to be followed.
For example, in a mild case you may not have very pronounced symptoms and your gynecologist may recommend the use of a pessary and pelvic exercises. If it is a serious case, you may need surgical intervention to reconstruct the pelvic floor tissue or, in the most serious cases, a hysterectomy may be required.
A hysterectomy is usually performed under general anaesthesia and typically takes 60-90 minutes.
Hysterectomy may be:
Partial, total or radical.
In a partial hysterectomy, only the uterus is removed.
For a total hysterectomy, the uterus and the cervix are removed.
With a radical hysterectomy, the uterus and the cervix, the fallopian tubes, the ovaries and even part of the vagina are removed.
This surgery should resolve all of your symptoms.
If you are able to stay in Spain during the whole recovery process you should stay here for about 1 month to monitor your progress and to achieve a full recovery.