Prolapsed Uterus Symptoms
A feeling of fullness or pressure in your pelvis (you may describe it as a feeling of sitting on a small ball) Low back pain.
Feeling that something is coming out of your vagina.
Painful sexual intercourse.
How do I know if I have a prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse symptoms include:
- a feeling of heaviness around your lower tummy and genitals.
- a dragging discomfort inside your vagina.
- feeling like there’s something coming down into your vagina – it may feel like sitting on a small ball.
- feeling or seeing a bulge or lump in or coming out of your vagina.
Can a prolapse correct itself?
Prolapsed organs cannot heal themselves, and most worsen over time. Several treatments are available to correct a prolapsed bladder.
How do you fix a prolapsed uterus?
Your doctor might recommend surgery to repair uterine prolapse. Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) or vaginal surgery might be an option. Surgery can involve: Repair of weakened pelvic floor tissues.
Is a prolapse dangerous?
If you have pelvic organ prolapse, you’ll notice a bulge at the opening of the vagina. The bulge isn’t dangerous, but it can be very uncomfortable. When the prolapse pulls the bladder downward, it bends the ureter (the tube through which urine exits the body). As a result, you might have trouble urinating fully.
How do doctors check for prolapse?
Diagnosis of pelvic organ prolapse begins with your medical history and a physical exam of your pelvic organs.
Tests for pelvic organ prolapse might include:
- Bladder function tests.
- Pelvic floor strength tests.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Can you push a uterine prolapse back up?
When symptoms do occur, however, they tend to be related to the organ that has prolapsed. A prolapse of the small or large bowel (rectum) may cause constipation or difficulty defecating. Some women may need to insert a finger in their vagina and push the bowel back into place in order to empty their bowels.
Does walking make prolapse worse?
The symptoms may worsen if you have been very active; standing or walking for long periods of time or lifting heavy objects.
How common is prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs as a result of weakening of the pelvic support structures. It is very common, with about 50 percent of women having some degree of prolapse. Over 12 percent of American women will have surgery for it in their lifetime.
How can I stop my prolapse from getting worse?
Kegels can help make those muscles stronger and keep your prolapse from getting worse. To do a Kegel, go through the motions like you’re going to pee. Then, instead of letting it out, squeeze your muscles to stop the flow of urine midstream. Tighten those muscles for 5 seconds.