• Uterine Prolapse

    Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus slips out of place and into the vaginal canal due to weakening of the muscles and ligaments of the lower abdomen (called the pelvic floor), which normally support the uterus and other organs in the pelvis.

    For mild cases of uterine prolapse, there may not be any symptoms. Symptoms for more severe cases may include:

    • Sensation of fullness in the vagina
    • Sensation of pulling in the pelvis
    • Pain in the vagina, lower back or lower abdomen
    • Vaginal discharge
    • Leakage of urine
    • Difficulty voiding urine
    • Frequent urinary tract infections

    Treatment for Uterine Prolapse  

    • Kegel Exercises: For mild cases of uterine prolapse, Kegel exercises are recommended to strengthen the pelvic muscles. These exercises are easy to do and can be done anywhere, at any time.
    • Pessary Insertion: This is a rubbery, doughnut-shaped device that is inserted by your doctor into the upper portion of the vagina. A pessary helps to prop up the uterus and bladder, and temporarily prevents sagging into the vagina.
    • Surgery: Sometimes, surgery may be necessary to correct uterine prolapse. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits when considering these surgical options:
      • Vaginal hysterectomy
      • Vaginal repair
      • Colpocleisis
       


     


     

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