Uterine (Womb) Prolapse

This problem occurs in women when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, therefore there is not enough support for the uterus. The uterus slips down into the vagina.

Symptoms of uterine prolapse can vary due to the severity of the problem. Sometimes patients with mild uterine prolapse may not experience any symptoms but if patients have moderate to severe uterine prolapse they may experience symptoms including:

  • Sensation of heaviness in the pelvis.
  • Urine leakage or retention.
  • Tissue protruding from vagina.

Uterine prolapse can occur in women at any age and it can be caused by factors including:

  • Damage to muscles and other supportive tissues due to pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Repeated straining over the years.
  • Loss of oestrogen.

Mild uterine prolapse mostly does not require any specific treatments. However, pelvic floor exercises should be done in order to prevent any further problem. In case of advanced uterine prolapse, there are different treatment options including:

  • Vaginal pessary which is using a device in the vagina to hold the uterus in place.
  • Surgery in order to repair damaged or weakened pelvic floor tissues.