Are You Experiencing A Feeling
Of Heaviness Or A Pulling Sensation
In Your Pelvic Area?
You may have moderate or severe uterine prolapse.
In addition, you may experience:
- Vaginal bleeding or increased discharge
- Some tissue protruding from your vagina
- Urine retention or urine leak
- A feeling like you are sitting on a small ball
- Problems with sexual intercourse
Uterine prolapse happens once the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments overstretch and lose strength, supplying insufficient support to the uterus. As a result, the uterus slips into or protrudes out of the vagina.
Uterine prolapse can occur to women of any age, but it frequently affects post-menopausal women who have had one or more vaginal deliveries.
Weakening of the pelvic muscles that results in uterine prolapse can be due to:
- Supportive tissue damage during pregnancy and childbirth
- Decrease estrogen production
- Prolonged straining
- Delivery of a large baby
- Trauma during childbirth
- Difficult labor and delivery
Should you have a mild uterine prolapse, medical intervention is not needed however, if this condition makes you uncomfortable as well as interrupts with your normal life, you might take advantage of treatment.