Tag Archive: Vaginal Prolapse

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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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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