Uterine Prolapse

Uterine Prolapse

Are You Experiencing A Feeling
Of Heaviness Or A Pulling Sensation
In Your Pelvic Area?

You may have moderate or severe uterine prolapse.

In addition, you may experience:

  • Vaginal bleeding or increased discharge
  • Some tissue protruding from your vagina
  • Constipation
  • Urine retention or urine leak
  • A feeling like you are sitting on a small ball
  • Problems with sexual intercourse

Uterine prolapse happens once the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments overstretch and lose strength, supplying insufficient support to the uterus. As a result, the uterus slips into or protrudes out of the vagina.

Uterine prolapse can occur to women of any age, but it frequently affects post-menopausal women who have had one or more vaginal deliveries.

Weakening of the pelvic muscles that results in uterine prolapse can be due to:

  • Supportive tissue damage during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Decrease estrogen production
  • Prolonged straining
  • Delivery of a large baby
  • Trauma during childbirth
  • Difficult labor and delivery

Should you have a mild uterine prolapse, medical intervention is not needed however, if this condition makes you uncomfortable as well as interrupts with your normal life, you might take advantage of treatment.