Vaginal Prolapse (cont.)
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How to Treat Vaginal Prolapse
Most vaginal prolapses will gradually worsen over time and can only be fully corrected with surgery. However, the type of treatment that is appropriate to treat a vaginal prolapse depends on factors such as the cause and severity of the prolapse, whether the woman is sexually active, her age and overall medical status, her desire for future childbearing, and her personal preference.
Vaginal Prolapse Self-Care at Home
Treatments at home for vaginal prolapse include one or a combination of the following:
Vaginal Prolapse Medical Treatment
Many women with a vaginal prolapse may benefit from estrogen replacement therapy. Estrogen helps strengthen and maintain muscles in the vagina. As with hormone therapy for other indications, the benefits and risks of estrogen therapy must be weighed for each individual patient.
Last Reviewed 11/17/2017
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
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