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Prolapsed Uterus

Prolapsed Uterus Causes

Weakened and stretched supporting tissues lead to a prolapsed uterus, which may be caused by pregnancy and childbirth trauma particularly due to large babies or after labor and delivery difficulties. Other conditions that may contribute to the condition include muscle tone loss due to aging and reduced estrogen production after menopause. In rare cases, uterine prolapse is caused by a tumor in the pelvic cavity.

Prolapsed Uterus Definition

Prolapse uterus or uterine prolapse is the descent of the uterus into the vagina due to stretched and weakend pelvic floor musles and ligaments.

Prolapsed Uterus Diagnosis

A gynecologist conducts a pelvic examination and sometimes recommend imaging tests such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging to further evaluate the condition.

Prolapsed Uterus Symptoms and Signs

A mild condition does not show signs and symptoms. Otherwise, a patient experiences a sensation of heaviness or pulling in the pelvis, a protrusion of tissue from the vagina, urinary difficulties, bowel movement difficulty, or low back pain. The patient may also feel as if something may fall out of her vagina and other symptoms that worsen as the day progresses.

Prolapsed Uterus Treatment

A mild uterine prolapse does not usually requiretreatment. Otherwise, patients may opt to use a supportive device or undergo surgery.

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