Critical Information on
Pelvic Organ Prolapse You Need to Avoid Risky Surgery
If you have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, you need information and you need it now.
First of all, let's clarify our terms. Pelvic organ prolapse consists of three, often related issues:
- Cystocele - or bladder prolapse, where the bladder pushes into the vaginal space and can bulge out of the vaginal opening. Cystocele can also interfere with fully emptying your bladder.
- Rectocele - or prolapse of the rectum, which bulges into the vagina and can interfere with elimination. This is not the same as rectal prolapse where the rectum pushes out through the anus and which is much more common in men.
- Uterine Prolapse - where the uterus falls backward from the abdominal wall and in more advanced stages, the cervix, or neck of the uterus, protrudes from the vulva.
A few doctors discourage women from surgery to "fix" these conditions, but sadly medicine is, in the final analysis, a business, and surgery generates big money for physicians, hospitals and medical suppliers.
It would be one thing if these surgeries worked, but they do not. Sure you might get some relief for a few years, but when the surgery fails, which it routinely does, you are in real trouble and the next step is more surgery, ever more invasive and less effective than the last. The surgical path is an ugly, slipperly slope.
An that is not even considering the huge range of often devastating side effects of surgery including (but far from limited to) nerve damage, chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, urinary and even fecal incontinence, to name just a few.
The latest surgical fiasco is "mesh" surgery, where the vagina is "strengthened" by embedding polypropylene mesh. What they don't tell you is that the mesh has a way of moving around. It can migrate into the vagina, making sex impossible. It can migrate and embed in critical organs where it cannot always be removed.
If your doctor is urging you to consider mesh surgery, just go to Google and search on "vaginal mesh surgery" or "mesh surgery problems" and see how many ads you find from lawyers. This should tell you something. The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about mesh, but when challenged by advocacy groups to take it off the market, they fall back on their well-worn refrain, "More research studies are needed."
You can see how this goes.
It's your body and your life and it is necessary for you to research, study and understand the decisions you face.
For one thing, yes, prolapse is uncomfortable, frightening, sometimes acutely painful, often emotionally devastating. But it is not life threatening. Take your time and make sure you are making a careful, sound decision. There is no "quick fix", surgical or otherwise, regardless of what your surgeon may be telling you.
What I can tell you with confidence, based on the thousands of women world-wide I have helped avoid surgery, is that you can almost always manage pelvic organ prolapse successfully for a lifetime, without surgery. Even women who are post-hysterectomy can see improvements.
How do I know? Because I suffered a profound uterine prolapse after a bladder suspension surgery. I have spent the past twenty years experimenting, studying, researching, writing and working with women from around the world and I have discovered the facts and techniques that can help you too.
I have degrees in both Anthropology and Nursing and have had to draw from a wide range of disciplines to piece together the prolapse puzzle. I started my company in 2003 when I published my book, Saving the Whole Woman, to help women just like you who don't want surgery but don't know where to turn. If you need information on how to successfully avoid surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, you've come to the right place.
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