Uterine prolapse and pelvic floor weakness each have a wide range of well-documented physical symptoms, but the mental health aspect of the conditions can be just as debilitating, and perhaps more difficult to treat.
One of the leading symptoms of uterine prolapse is incontinence, which can cause severe anxiety due to the constant demand of being close to a bathroom in case of a sudden need to urinate.
women who have experienced this may become withdrawn and unwilling to go far from home; some may even refuse to leave the house entirely. Older women may simply accept it as a factor in the ageing process and choose not to seek treatment.
Younger women suffering from uterine prolapse may be unaware of treatment options.
In these situations just consulting us is always the first step on the road to recovery.
we will be able to discuss treatment options and reassure you that you aren't on your own. This alone can ease anxiety and depression, and it is a huge step towards treating the prolapse itself. It may be that surgery is the best treatment option, but there are surgical options other than a hysterectomy available.