Uterine prolapse is a disorder, which occurs when pelvic muscles weaken and thus, fail to support the uterus, causing the uterus to slip into or protrude from the vagina. Postmenopausal women with a history of multiple vaginal deliveries are the most vulnerable to this disorder. The pelvic muscles weaken due to the following reasons:
Common symptoms include a pulling sensation in the pelvic region, lower back pain, bowel problems, tissue protruding from the vagina, difficulty in urinating. The symptoms tend to worsen as the day progresses.
Apart from the cause, there are certain factors that increase the risks of this disorder, they are
If the symptoms of uterine prolapse are mild, then you probably will not require any treatment. In case of any complication, the following treatment methods are available:
Hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus) may also be advised by the doctor. However, if one has plans of getting pregnant in the near future, should not go for this surgery as it can nullify its benefits. If future pregnancy is required then repair operation called Manchester repair is done.