J.C. asks from Poland, ME on February 15, 2008
Surgery for Prolapsed Uterus? Anyone Had It Done?
I had my biological daughter almost 6 years ago and left the delivery with a prolapsed uterus...which basically means it has dropped! After seeing several doctors, the news is all the same, have surgery to bring it back up. I'm nervous about the surgery/complications. It would mean a partial hystorectomy...the removal of the top of the uterus, but not my overies. Has any one else had or know of someone who has had this procedure. I'm only (soon to be) 34. I want to be active again, but would LOVE to hear of some success stories before I jump into this.
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Thank you all so much for you responses. It IS so nice to hear that others have/are going through this. I have tried the pessary, feldenkreis therapy (which I loved), and waiting! I know I'm ready to do SOMETHING, but feel like I want as mcuh information as I can get before making this BIG decision.
The procedure that has been recommended to me is an abdominal sacrocolpoplexy. I the procedure my doctor would remove the fundus (top) of my uterus and use mesh to pull up my cervix. She would leave my ovaries.
For those who responded and had the whole uterus removed, why the whole uterus. I was concerned about losing my cervix and the bottom "wall" of my uterus. I'm concerned about sexual satisfaction after the procedure. I'm also worried that lifting the uterus may cause any incontinence to appear. Any thoughts? Thank you all again! I will check out the website suggested too!
H.Z. answers from Boston on February 16, 2008
I have a friend who had it done in Holland. She was told she would never be able to get pregnant again...could not happen!! Well miracles do happen and she did get pregnant with her third. From my understanding the surgery was very successfull. Good luck,
S.D. answers from New London on February 16, 2008
I had a hysterectomy about 9 months ago for the same issue. However, I was 42 and was not planning on having any more children. I kept my ovaries and the procedure was done vaginally, so I have no scar. I would definitely do it again! I feel great!
M.W. answers from Boston on February 16, 2008
My mother Heidi had this surgery when she was in her twenty's. It was very successful!! I will tell her to message you about it.
J.H. answers from Springfield on February 16, 2008