Uterine prolapse is when the uterus drops into the vagina. In severe cases, the uterus can protrude from the vagina. The goal of surgery is to repair the problem and relieve your symptoms.
The Surgical Procedure
Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and surgery to support the vagina are done to repair uterine prolapse. This type of surgery can be performed through the vagina or abdomen. Sutures (stitches) are used to attach the vagina to strong tissue in the pelvis. This supports the top part of the vagina. During surgery, other procedures may be done to prevent vaginal vault prolapse.
Possible Risks and Complications of Surgery
- Risks of anesthesia
- Damage to nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures
- Blood clots
- Prolapse of the pelvic organ or organs occurring again