Questions and Answers
What is vaginal relaxation?
Vaginal relaxation is a condition that describes a stretching in the walls of your vagina. This condition also includes loose and lax vaginal tissue. You may experience vaginal relaxation during childbirth when vaginal walls stretch too far or if you’re having hormonal changes due to menopause.
What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal wall prolapse
- Bulging of your vagina
- Difficulty emptying your bladder
- Difficulty having a bowel movement
- Loss of sexual sensations during intercourse
What procedures can treat pelvic organ prolapse?
Surgical treatment of vaginal support loss is available at Alabama UROGYN. Dr. Brown and his team offer treatment options like:
- Estrogen Vaginal Therapy: Alabama UROGYN team can also prescribe estrogen supplements using suppository ovules or rings that you insert into your vagina to strengthen your vaginal and pelvic floor muscles.
- Supportive Device: When you’re not a candidate for surgery, you may benefit from a supportive device like a pessary that holds your uterus in place.
- Physical Therapy: Physical therapy exercises can relieve pain and tenderness in your pelvic area to give you a better quality of life.
- Surgery: If your prolapse is severe, you may need surgery. Dr. Brown may recommend a hysterectomy to remove your uterus. He offers minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomies and incision-less surgeries to remove the uterus through your vagina.
- Cystocele Repair: Cystocele repair surgery involves reattaching herniated tissue that develops when your bladder bulges into your vagina.
- Rectocele Repair: Rectocele repair reattaches herniated tissue that occurs when your rectum bulges into your vagina.
- Vaginal Vault Suspension: Vaginal vault suspension reattaches the top of a prolapsed vagina to the tissues in your pelvis to correct bulging in the top of your vagina.
- Hysterectomy: When your uterus falls into your vaginal canal, you may need a hysterectomy to remove your uterus.
Dr. Brown can perform many of these vaginal procedures on an outpatient basis to better support your pelvic floor structures and ensure a fast recovery.
If you’re unhappy with your vaginal health due to vaginal relaxation, don’t hesitate to contact us to make an appointment.