What are the symptoms of uterine prolapse?
- Heavy sensation in the pelvis.
- Difficulty in bowel movements.
- Tissue protruding from the vagina.
- Increased vaginal discharge or bleeding
- During intercourse, there may be pain or discomfort.
- Regularly occurring bladder infections.
- Feeling of something falling out of the vagina.
- Urinary incontinence.
What are the causes of uterine prolapse?
- Pregnancy, particularly vaginal childbirth.
- Delivery of a large-sized baby.
- A persistent cough or bronchitis.
- Regularly lifting large weights.
- Obstacles or trauma during childbirth.
- Lower oestrogen levels after menopause.
- Chronic constipation.
- Certain risk factors might increase the likelihood of uterine prolapse. Some of the risk factors include: growing older.
- Multiple deliveries.
- Previous pelvic surgery
- Genetic causes.
Complications such as cystocele (bladder bulging into the vagina) and rectocele may result from uterine prolapse (rectum bulging into the vagina). When the uterus protrudes from the vagina, ulcers occur as a result of contact with the vagina, which may get infected.
How to diagnose uterine prolapse?
What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?
- Pessary: it is a plastic or a rubber ring inserted into the vagina to support the tissues.
- Vaginal estrogen may be administered because it increases the strength and regeneration capacity of vaginal tissues. However, it is not a full therapy in and of itself and is generally used in conjunction with other forms of treatment.
- If the problem is severe, surgical treatment may be required. The goal of the procedure might be to repair impaired pelvic floor tissues by grafting tissue or synthetic material to weakened pelvic floor structures or to repair weaker pelvic floor structures.
- Hysterectomy– The uterus is removed during a hysterectomy, which is only performed in exceptional cases.
- Laparoscopy-The procedures may be carried out utilizing minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy). Surgical procedures are often avoided by women who want to conceive again.