Tag Archive: uterine resuspension

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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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 02

Plumbing and Renovations reader reviews- every girl’s guide to the real deal on prolapse, incontinence, Kegels, avoiding hysterectomy and techniques of uterine resuspension

Plumbing and Renovations was written to demystify prolapse and incontinence. For starters, if you have prolapse, you do NOT need a hysterectomy, even if your uterus (take the kids out of the room) is hitting your knees. A few reviews from readers: 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 …

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Apr 18

Ask Dr R: Uterine Resuspension Query from Oregon

This is what we have been looking for! The only thing her doctor has offered is a hysterectomy. After reading over 300 sites and personal stories of what other women have gone through after surgery and doing some research on our own we realized that this is NOT what we want. Would it be possible …

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