Uterine Prolapse Symptom- Signs & Symptom of Uterine Prolapse
Uterine Prolapse Facts and Information
Uterine prolapse is a descent or herniation of the uterus into or beyond the vagina. In first-degree prolapse, the cervix remains within the vagina; in second-degree prolapse, the cervix is at or near the introitus; and in third-degree prolapse (procidentia), most or all of the uterus lies outside the vaginal opening. Uterine prolapse always is accompanied by some degree of vaginal wall prolapse.
Uterine prolapse most often occurs in women who have had more than one baby through normal vaginal delivery and in post-menopausal women.
Symptom of Uterine Prolapse
Here are the list of Symptom of Uterine Prolapse
- Sensation of heaviness or pulling in the pelvis
- Low backache
- Protrusion from the vaginal opening
- Difficult or painful sexual intercourse
- Recurrent bladder infections
- Unusual or excessive discharge from the vagina
- Difficulty with urination, including involuntary loss of urine (incontinence), or urinary frequency or urgency
Symptoms may be worsened by prolonged standing or walking. This is due to the added pressure placed on the pelvic muscles by gravity.
Other Symptom of Uterine Prolapse
Mild cases of bladder or uterine prolapse sometimes don't cause any symptoms. A prolapse that is more advanced can cause any of the following symptoms:
- Pain in the vagina, pelvis, lower abdomen, groin or lower back - The pain associated with prolapse often is described as a pulling or aching sensation. The pain can be worse during sexual intercourse or menstruation.
- Heaviness or pressure in the vaginal area - Some women feel like something is about to fall out of the vagina.
- Leakage of urine, which can be worse with heavy lifting, coughing, laughing or sneezing - Stretching of the bladder's opening often results in this problem.
- Frequent urination or a frequent urge to urinate
- Frequent urinary tract infections, because the bladder can't empty completely when you urinate
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