February 5, 2010

Pelvic Relaxation – Prolapsed Uterus Treatment

Posted in Category : Women's Health

Pelvic relaxation is the name given to a prolapsed uterus. This is a condition wherein the uterus comes right out of the body through the vaginal canal. There is a single reason why this would normally happen. And that is weakness of the muscles that hold the uterus in place. This can happen due to severe injury or the trauma of something like childbirth. If there is a vaginal birth, the muscles holding the uterus in place tend to become weak. While this may not be experienced on an immediate basis, it certainly can be felt in the advancing years. This is one of the reasons it is absolutely essential to rest properly and well after a delivery, something that most people neglect to do. A total of six weeks of complete bed rest can work wonders and will always eliminate the possibility of such things happening. This is not a problem that occurs in a single day or one shot. It has extremely slow and gradual stages. Once the musculature holding the uterus in place has collapsed, the uterus will first collapse into the vaginal area. This collapse will then further push the cervix downwards till it begins to find its way out through the vagina. Once this happens, it can not only be felt externally but also seen by the patient. After a point if this is not taken care of, then the uterus will also follow the cervix and come out of the vaginal canal. This is particularly gory in the beginning and extremely discomforting to see.


When the uterus has completely descended through the vagina, the resultant condition is termed as a prolapsed uterus. There are several treatment options that are available with this problem. All of them would however, depend upon a physical examination. Only a doctor can see and decide what needs to be done. On the part of the patient, once the initial symptoms begin to be felt, Kegel’s exercises can be started. Initial symptoms would be general aches and pains in the lower abdomen area. If you are regular about your gynecological check ups, this problem will never go undetected. And knowledge of the initial weakening of the relevant muscles can be taken care of right in the beginning. These would help to strengthen the muscles and prevent collapse. It is also essential that the patient gets absolute and complete rest in such cases, else the problem will worsen.