What is Uterus Prolapse? It is a medical condition similar to anteverted uterus where a woman’s uterus sags down or drops out of its normal position so that it is causes a lump or bulge in her lower abdomen. In some instances, it can even drop into the birth canal or in some severe cases, some of this tissue slides to the outside part of the vagina. In this article, we’ll further discuss uterus.

Symptoms

Although some women have no symptoms at all, a great majority of women have painful symptoms. That is, if they have a mild case of uterus prolapse they usually have no symptoms. However, in more severe cases the uterus slides out of position and puts pressure on the pelvic area and other organs like the  bladder or bowel which can cause many painful symptoms including:

Pressure in the lower pelvis area
Pain in the abdomen and sometimes the lower back area.
Painful intercourse.
Bladder infections that keep coming back after treatment.
Excessive vaginal discharge.
Problems urinating and sometimes loss of urine or even feeling like you need to urinate constantly.

It should be noted that these symptoms can feel worse when walking, exercising, or if you stand on your feet for prolonged periods.

Causes

Weak muscles from aging.
Injury from childbirth or from having more than one baby and especially having babies over 8 pounds.

Some other causes include being overweight or straining from heavy lifting. These factors put tension on the pelvic muscles and are known to contribute to uterus prolapse.

Uterus prolapse occurs mostly in women who have had more than one child or women who are in the childbirth years. In addition, the risk of getting uterus prolapse increases as women get older. Some women develop uterus prolapse when their bodies fail to produce enough estrogen to keep the pelvic muscle strong. In other instances, it occurs due to a strenuous birth.

Some non-surgical options to treat uterus prolapse include exercising regularly, completing exercises that build up the pelvic muscle. Another non-surgical treatment is to get a vaginal pessary which is a rubber round shaped device that is inserted in the lower part of the uterus that helps to hold the uterus in place and keep it from dropping down.

If you experience any uterus prolapse symptoms, you should seek a medical professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.