Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse surgery is necessary when the uterus slips or falls from its usual position in the vaginal canal partially or completely.

Prolapse is caused by the weakening of the muscles of the uterus. In fact, the uterus is held in place by pelvic muscles and ligaments.

Surgical procedures in case of uterine prolapse include suspension or hysterectomy. During the suspension the surgeon positions the uterus to its original position. This is done by the reconnecting of pelvic ligaments or using surgical material. During a hysterectomy, the surgeon removes the uterus from the body through the abdomen or the vagina.

Despite uterine prolapse surgery usually is effective is not recommended for women who plan to have children in the future since pregnancies and births could jeopardize the reconstructive surgery.