Kasese Women Receive Free Uterine Prolapse Treatment


pill geneva;”>Speaking to the press on Wednesday at his office in Kasese District, the Medical Officer at St. Paul’s Health Center IV, Dr. Frank Twikirize said, all women who were screened and found with the complications have successfully undergone a medical treatment and surgery with assistance from Gynecologists from Australia.

Header advertisement

“Over 60 women who were screened today, 41 have received free treatment of uterine prolapse and were given free transport, food from the Australian Genealogists in collaboration with the south Rwenzori dioceses,” said Dr. Twikirize.

Uterine prolapse is a form of female genital prolapse. It is a condition which occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus. The uterus then slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina.

It happens to women of any age, but often affects postmenopausal women who have had one or more vaginal deliveries. Damage to supportive tissues during pregnancy and childbirth, effects of gravity, loss of estrogen, and repeated straining over the years all can weaken your pelvic floor and lead to uterine prolapse.

Dr. Twikirize noted that most common cause of uterine prolapse is trauma during childbirth, in particular multiple or difficult births and about 50 percent of women who have had children develop some form of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime.

“If you have mild uterine prolapse, treatment usually isn’t needed. But if uterine prolapse makes you uncomfortable or disrupts your normal life, you might benefit from treatment,” he said.

According to medical doctors, a feeling of fullness or pressure in your pelvis, low back pain, painful sexual intercourse, difficulty with urination, pregnancy/multiple childbirths with normal or complicated delivery through the vagina, weakness in the pelvic muscles with advancing age and weakening, loss of tissue tone after menopause and loss of natural estrogen are some of the major causes of uterine prolapse.

Beatrice Masereka, a health worker at St Paul’s Health Center IV said, 74 women from Aliba Sub County hailed the Australian gynecologists availing them with the uterine prolapse treatment as they noted that it had disturbed them for several years.

Dr. Twikirize appealed to the communities in the district, government and religious leaders to always sensitize their subjects about such ideas if they are to make them benefit from any program.

“Always sensitize your people and avoid politicizing these programs because this program was brought to us to help our women who have been under this trauma,” said Dr. Twikirize.


Header advertisement
To Top