Will I prolapse? Will my prolapse get worse?
Have you ever asked yourself either of these questions?
If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Every prolapse-aware woman would love a guaranteed positive answer to such questions.
It’s truly challenging to not know what your pelvic organs will do in the future. Will they head south? Will things resolve, improve, stay the same, or get worse?
It’s difficult to predict, but according to a couple of reliable research studies, there’s hope that things will be okay.
In one study, 497 women with an average age of 44 were examined for prolapse. The study determined the following:
- 6.4% had no prolapse.
- 43.3% had stage 1 prolapse.
- 47.7% had stage 2 prolapse.
- 2.6% had stage 3 prolapse.
- Nobody had stage 4 prolapse.
Another study involving 477 women found that not all prolapses were symptomatic. However, some stage II and all stage III prolapses exhibited increased symptoms.
What does all of this mean?
- Most women are likely to have some level of prolapse. It seems that everything sags a bit over time.
- Not all women with prolapse experience bothersome symptoms.
- Only a small percentage of prolapses will continue to fully descend.
I don’t have a crystal ball to predict your future prolapse status. But I can tell you for certain that much of it will depend on how well you’re implementing your “anti-prolapse” strategies.
Being proactive in stabilising your pelvic organs or improving their position will afford you a much higher chance of living without prolapse symptoms.
If you consistently, correctly and effectively train your pelvic floor muscles, you can create increased support for your pelvic organs, retain a pessary better, and enhance healing circulation in your base.
Add everyday pelvic floor consciousness, such as posture, breathing, great loo habits and pressure management, and you take a quantum leap ahead in protecting your future quality of life.
These programs can help you to improve your bladder control, manage urgencies, prevent or lift prolapse and enhance your intimate sensation.