Uterine prolapse occurs when the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor are stretched and weakened and the uterus has no longer adequately supported. As a result, the uterus slips out of the vagina. In women of the all ages the uterine prolapse can occur. However, this often affects postmenopausal women who had one or more vaginal births. A mild uterine prolapse usually does not require treatment. However, if you feel unwell or interrupt your normal life due to the uterine prolapse, you may benefit from the treatment.
Uterine prolapse is a condition in which the uterus slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina. It mostly occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch enough or weaken and provide no support to the uterus. It can occur in women at any stage of life. But postmenopausal women are at higher risk. Other causing factors may be;
- Difficult labor
- Delivery of a large baby
- overweight or obese
- Lower estrogen level
- Chronic constipation
- A chronic cough or bronchitis
- Repeated heavy lifting
It is manifested by following clear signs and symptoms;
- Tissue protruding from your vagina
- Urinary problems
- Trouble having a bowel movement
- Sexual concerns
It is treated by appropriate self-care measures, pessary, and surgery.