Tag Archive: Uterine Prolapse

Jun 22

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the Sexy Pessary Posse

  PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: NO DIFFERENCE IN SEXUAL QUALITY OF LIFE BETWEEN PROLAPSE PATIENTS CHOOSING PESSARY VS SURGERY. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where the organs around the vagina are out of place – bladders drop (called cystocele), rectums bulge forward and sometimes out of the vaginal opening (rectocele), and/or the uterus drops down, …

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Jun 13

Prolene mesh and your prolapse surgery – erosions, sex, and the latest data

Prolene Mesh and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Cystocele, rectocele, erosions, sex, mesh shrinkage, folding and thickening     You can’t make this stuff up. Prolene mesh is the product name for a permanent plastic mesh with many implantation applications in reconstructive surgery. Prolene mesh is used to fix large and small abdominal hernias, inguinal hernias, hernias …

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Jan 24

Cesarean on Demand Does Not Eliminate Risk of Prolapse

Worldwide, “cesarean on demand” continues to increase. In the hopes of avoiding pelvic floor damage associated with birthing, some women have bought into the the trend for elective cesarean before onset of labor. Called “cesarean on demand” because patients demand it in the absence of a maternal or fetal indication, it’s the obstetric equivalent of …

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Nov 29

Kidogo Kidogo, fixing uterine prolapse in an incubator of extremis called the DRC

It’s not easy being a girl. I’m  here in DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) where I and my American colleagues usually help the Panzi Hospital gyn and fistula surgeons fix fistulas and figure out ways to deal with less than perfect fistula repair results or how best to care for the “unfixables” – women with …

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Nov 25

The Step-Sisters of Fistula – Minimally Invasive Uterine Resuspension- Hysteropexy C’est Arrive au DR Congo.

NOV 23, 2010 (c) L Romanzi 2010 The Step-Sisters of Fistula – Minimally Invasive Uterine Resuspension- Hysteropexy C’est Arrive au DR Congo. It is difficult to express how impressed I am during each and every Harvard Humanitarian Initiative mission (www.hhi.harvard.edu) by the  skilled, motivated, and wise  pelvic floor – fistula surgeons at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, …

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Jul 04

Dr R Talks About Prolapse, Part 1

(C) Lauri Romanzi, 2010 Pelvic organ prolapse, the medical term for vaginal bulges caused by damage to the connective tissues supporting the organs above and around the vagina (the uterus, bladder, rectum and vaginal opening), is a silent epidemic affecting women worldwide. Common terms include dropped bladder, dropped uterus, rectocele and vaginal laxity. Recent estimates …

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Jun 29

Does Betty need hysterectomy for prolapse? We think not. Dr R guest blog on Women’s Voices for Change

I urge you all to check out the entire content on Women’s Voices for Change, an online resource for grown women and the people who love them. Betty, a woman with uterine prolapse, recently wrote in to this blog, asking advice after her doctor told her she would need a hysterectomy to fix her prolapse. …

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Jun 02

Dr. R Delves into Prolapse – Part 2

(c) Lauri Romanzi 2010 How to best encore Prolapse Part 1?    Dr. R for Sweet Talk on the Spot – Prolapse Part 2 The uterus is held in place by ligaments The uterus comes with dual support, one robust uterosacral ligament on each side, holding it in place at the top of the vagina. …

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May 09

Uterine prolapse in Cincinatti

Dear Dr. Romanzi, (I bet you don’t get too many men writing you for help!) My dearest sweetheart suffers from a prolapsed uterus/bladder and is considering having a hysterectomy at the advice of her gyno. Being a former pre-med student and having seen what my mother and sister-in-law went through in their hysterectomies (cancer related…) …

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Apr 18

Ask Dr. R – Orange County wants to know… uterine prolapse or vaginal prolapse?

 Curious in Orange County I recently read your book, “Plumbing and Renovations” and appreciated the way you talked about topics that are typically viewed as ‘taboo’ in a conversational and optimistic way. My question is: how do you know if you are experiencing uterine prolapse, as opposed to vaginal prolapse? And which one is a …

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