Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse is condition where uterus slips down or extend beyond vagina, the main reason of uterine prolapse is weak pelvic floor muscles and ligaments which are overstretched and cannot support the uterus. No treatment is required for mild uterine prolapse but it can cause discomfort. Factors contributing to uterine prolapse are Aging, Obesity, Pelvic surgery, Chronic constipation or often straining during bowel movements, Giving birth to an oversized baby, Family history of weak connective tissues.

Symptoms of Uterine prolapse are :

  • • Tissue bulging out of the vagina
  • • Feeling heaviness in the pelvis
  • • Problems of leaking urine
  • • Problem in bowel movement
  • • Pressure or discomfort in lower back or pelvis
  • • Loose vaginal tissue

In some cases, uterine prolapse can lead to prolapse of other pelvic organs, as :

  • Anterior Prolapse, happens because of weak connective tissues between bladder and roof of Vagina. This may lead bladder prolapsing in vagina. it also known as cystocele.
  • Posterior Vaginal prolapse, happens when connecting tissues of rectum and vagina floor become weak and cause rectum to bulge in vagina. this is also known as rectocele.

  • Uterine prolapse can be prevented by working on constipation, controlling cough, avoid lifting heavy weights and avoiding weight gain.