Treatment of Prolapse
There are several surgical procedures that can correct support issues with pelvic prolapse. These procedures vary based on the type of pelvic prolapse and should be discussed further with your physician.
What is dysplasia?
Dysplasia, or cervical dysplasia, is an abnormal, precancerous cell growth found on the surface lining of the cervix, between the uterus and vagina. Cervical dysplasia is common in women under the age of 30, but can develop at any age. It is most associated with sexually transmitted papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Generally, cervical dysplasia has no symptoms and can be discovered during a routine Pap test. With careful follow-up treatment, women with cervical dysplasia can expect successful results, but if it is left untreated or undiagnosed, cervical dysplasia can develop into cervical cancer, though it can take years to fully develop as cancer. If you have a mild form of cervical dysplasia, it may go away without treatment, but your physician may suggest frequent Pap tests to know if you need actual treatment should the dysplasia persist.
What is a biopsy?
A biopsy is a procedure that takes a sample of body tissue so that physicians can examine the tissue more closely. Biopsies are usually done to determine the existence of cancer. The most common biopsies are needle biopsies where a needle removes a small piece of tissue to be examined in a pathology lab. Biopsies can be done in a doctor’s office or at a hospital if more advanced imaging machines are needed. Sedation and pain-relief medications can be provided to reduce any discomfort you may have.
Are hemorrhoids normal during pregnancy? If so, how can I treat them?
It is perfectly normal to have hemorrhoids during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids can develop due to the increased blood in your body and the increased pressure to the blood vessels in your pelvic area. Here are a few suggestions to alleviate discomfort:
- Eat a diet high in fiber.
- Drink plenty of liquids.
- Do not strain during bowel movements.
- Sit in a warm sitz bath to relieve itching and burning.
- Apply an ice pack or a cloth soaked in witch hazel to the region.
- Perform Kegel exercises to improve circulation in the area.
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