As the age of a woman advances, her bodily tissues become loose and sag down. The reproduction organs also face this consequence which is further accentuated by repeated child births.
The effects seen are:
- Prolapse of uterus
- Prolapse of vagina with cystocele or rectocele
- Prolapse of vaginal vault, occurring years after surgical removal of uterus
This can be prevented to a certain extent by pelvic exercises, but does require surgery sooner or later for adequate relief of symptoms.
- Kegels exercises
- Vaginal hysterectomy
- Colporrhaphy, colpo periniorrhaphy
- Mesh repair