Side Effects of Womb Prolapse Treatment
Non-surgical methods like lifestyle changes and Kegel exercises are almost risk-free but you need determination and patience for them to be effective as they require long term compliance.
Pessary, especially after prolonged use, can cause potential problems such as vaginal ulcers, bleeding, infection, irritation and malodorous discharge. This is common especially in older patients who have a thin vaginal lining. When such complications occur, it is important to consult your gynaecologist.
Surgical treatments can be associated with potential risks such as bleeding, postoperative infections and pelvic organ injuries. However, in carefully selected patients with low medical risks, the chances of complications from surgery are reasonably low.
An important consideration to minimising your risk of surgery is to choose a gynaecologist who specialises in the treatment of female genital prolapse (ieUro-gynaecologist).