Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken and no longer provide enough support for the uterus. As a result, the uterus slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina. Uterine prolapse can occur in women of any age.
Muscle weakness or relaxation may allow uterus to sag or come completely out of the body in various stages:
– First degree: The cervix drops into the vagina.
– Second degree: The cervix drops to the level just inside the opening of the vagina.
– Third degree: The cervix is outside the vagina.
– Fourth degree: The entire uterus is outside the vagina. This condition is also called procidentia. This is caused by weakness in all of the supporting muscles.
Prolapsed Uterus Causes
The following conditions can cause a prolapsed uterus:
1) Pregnancy/childbirths with normal or complicated delivery through the vagina.
2) Weakness in the pelvic muscles with advancing age.
3) Weakening and loss of tissue tone after menopause and loss of natural estrogen.
4) Conditions leading to increased pressure in the abdomen such as chronic cough (with bronchitis and asthma), straining (with constipation), pelvic tumors (rare), or an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen.
5) Being overweight or obese with its additional strain on pelvic muscles.
6) Major surgery in the pelvic area leading to loss of external support.
Symptoms vary depending on how severe the prolapse is.
1) Pelvic heaviness or pulling
2) Vaginal bleeding or an increase in vaginal discharge
3) Difficulties with sexual intercourse
4) Urinary leakage, retention or bladder infections
5) Bowel movement difficulties, such as constipation
6) Lower back pain
7) Uterine protrusion from the vaginal opening
8)sensations of sitting on a ball or that something is falling out of the vagina due to weak vaginal tissue.
9) Discomfort in walking.
Prolapsed Uterus Treatment
Treatment depends on how weak the supporting structures around the uterus have become.
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To reduce risk of uterine prolapse, try to:
1) Perform Kegel exercises regularly. These exercises can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles — especially important after you have a baby.
2) Treat and prevent constipation. Drink plenty of fluids and eat high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole-grain cereals.
3) Avoid heavy lifting and lift correctly. When lifting, use your legs instead of your waist or back.
4) Control coughing. Get treatment for a chronic cough or bronchitis, and don’t smoke.
5) Avoid weight gain. Talk with your health care provider to determine your ideal weight and get advice on weight-loss strategies, if you need them.
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