Uterine Prolapse

About- Uterine prolapse also called pelvic organ prolapse or prolapse of the uterus (womb) occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken and no longer provide enough support for the uterus.

Symptoms-
 A sensation of heaviness or pulling in the pelvis
 Urinary problems, such as urinary incontinence or urinary retention
 Feeling of sitting on a small ball
 Feeling like something is falling out of the vagina
 A sensation of looseness in the tone of the vaginal tissue
 Vaginal bleeding
 Increased vaginal discharge
 Problems with sexual intercourse
 The uterus or cervix protruding out of the vagina
 Constipation 
 Bladder infections 
 Difficulty emptying the bladder
 
Causes-

Uterine prolapse results from the weakening of pelvic muscles and supportive tissues. Causes of weakened pelvic muscles and tissues include:
 Being overweight
 Chronic constipation
 Problem with bowel movements
 A chronic cough or bronchitis
 Delivery of a large baby
 Trauma during childbirth
 Reduced estrogen level after menopause
 History of pelvic surgery
 Pregnancy
 Heavy lifting
 
Specialist to visit-
 Gynaecologist and Obstratrition


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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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