Treatment For Uterine Prolapse?
. I want to ask, my mother is 50 years old. Now she often complains of pain in the uterine muscles and often discharges a fishy odor from the vagina. 25 years ago, after giving birth, I was put on a uterine support ring. What are the effects of too long a brace ring? So what’s the best solution, is it changing to a new ring or removing the ring and then getting rid of it? Because 25 years ago the doctor didn’t recommend surgery, but didn’t do it until now. Please answer in as much detail as possible, thank you
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Uterine prolapse is a condition in which the uterus (uterus) descends into the vagina so that it can exit the birth canal. This condition is caused by weakening of the muscles and ligaments that hold the uterus in place.
One of the therapies that are often given to treat uterine prolapse is by giving pessaries. There are various types of pessaries, ring pessaries are one of the most commonly used types. This ring shaped pessary is a type of pessary that can be removed and installed on its own for cleaning. There are other types of pessaries such as the Gellhorn which cannot be removed and installed on their own, but must be removed and installed by the obstetrician for cleaning. However, whatever type of pessary your mother uses, it must be cleaned regularly. Ring pessaries, for example, must be removed and cleaned at least once a week before being used again. Meanwhile, for Gellhorn pessaries, it is necessary to check with the doctor at least once every 3 months to remove the cleaning of the pessaries before reuse.
If it has been 25 years that the pessary that has been used has never been cleaned, your mother should immediately go to the obstetrician to see further the conditions in her reproductive organs at this time. Pessaries that are never cleaned will become a breeding ground for germs and easily cause infections in the reproductive organs.
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