Urinary Incontinence and Vaginal Wall Prolapse
Research confirms that between 60-80% of urinary incontinence problems are improved significantly with conservative strategies and should be the first line of treatment offered (as per RCOG and NICE guidelines).
41-50% women have vaginal wall prolapse of some degree. Of these 25-67% admit to symptoms such as “bulging”, “dragging feeling”, pain, urinary leakage, sexual dysfunction and difficulty with bowel evacuation.
Pelvic floor muscle training, core strengthening, understanding good bladder and bowel habits and integrating these into your daily life will help treat the urinary leakage and prevent the prolapse worsening.
Treatment may include vaginal neuromuscular-electrical stimulation therapy and emg/biofeedback to help re-train the pelvic floor. There are other aids to help manage incontinence and prolapse such as various pessaries such as the Ring or Cube pessaries for prolapse in pre-menopausal women, and Contiform in stress incontinence, which provide support and allow women to continue to be active.
The earlier you become aware of the smallest bladder leakage or slight vaginal wall laxity the more can be done to help prevent the problems getting worse and possibly end up with surgery.
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