30 year old Anna Talukder of Middle Halishar, Hindupara, Bandar, Chittagong, Bangladesh is a hysterectomy surgery recipient of August 2010 from Touching Souls International. She was diagnosed with Second degree uterine prolapse. She was suffering from feeling of heaviness or pressure in the pelvis, pain in the pelvis, abdomen or lower back, pain during intercourse, a protrusion of tissue from the opening of the vagina, recurrent bladder infections, unusual or excessive discharge from the vagina, constipation, difficulty with urination, including involuntary loss of urine and urinary frequency or urgency. From the financial support of Touching Souls International she was admitted in Nurture General Hospital, Chittagong to have her free Vaginal Hysterectomy with Ant. colporrahphy 08/28/10. Operation was done by Surgeon, Dr. Luthfur Rahman and anesthesiologist, Dr. Kawsar Ahmed. She was discharged from the hospital on 09/04/10 without any post operative complication.
An uterine prolapse or cervical prolapse is characterized by one or more body organs falling out of their normal position, often because supporting muscles or other tissues have become weakened.
Pelvic prolapses or a cervical prolapse in particular are not all that uncommon in women. Such a prolapse most often occurs after child-bearing years, though that is not always the case. Some women experience a prolapse of one degree or another upon giving multiple births. Young women for the most part don’t experience these problems, as the muscles and ligaments in their pelvic areas are firm and strong. Most of the women who experience such a prolapse experience only mild symptoms or none at all. In more pronounced cases, treatment of one kind or another will be necessary, with surgery sometimes being the treatment of choice or necessity.
The choice of treatment for Anna Talukder’s cervical prolapse was vaginal hysterectomy. Cervical prolapse may be treated by removing the uterus in a surgical procedure called hysterectomy. This may be done through an incision made in the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy) or through the abdomen (abdominal hysterectomy). Hysterectomy is major surgery, and removing the uterus means pregnancy is no longer possible.
Every month Touching Souls International provides two free hysterectomy surgeries for patients who are in great need for that.