Uterine prolapse is a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus weaken, causing it to descend into the vaginal canal. It is more common in women who have gone through childbirth or who are postmenopausal. Uterine prolapse can cause discomfort, pain during sex, and difficulty with urination.

Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse:

The symptoms of uterine prolapse vary depending on the severity of the condition. In the early stages, there may be no symptoms, but as the condition progresses, symptoms may include:

  • A feeling of heaviness or pulling in the pelvis
  • A bulging sensation in the vagina
  • Pain during sex
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Constipation
  • Lower back pain
  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge


Causes of Uterine Prolapse:

Uterine prolapse occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus weaken. Some of the factors that may contribute to this weakening include:

  • Childbirth: The act of pushing a baby through the birth canal can cause damage to the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments.
  • Menopause: After menopause, the levels of estrogen in the body decrease, which can lead to weakening of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Aging: As women age, the pelvic floor muscles naturally weaken.
  • Chronic coughing or straining: These activities can put pressure on the pelvic floor muscles, leading to their weakening.
  • Genetics: Some women may be more prone to uterine prolapse due to genetic factors.


Treatment of Uterine Prolapse:

The treatment for uterine prolapse depends on the severity of the condition. In mild cases, pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) may be helpful. In more severe cases, a pessary (a device inserted into the vagina to hold the uterus in place) may be recommended. Surgery may be necessary in the most severe cases.

At Aashakiran IVF, we have a team of experienced gynecologists who can help diagnose and treat uterine prolapse. Our state-of-the-art facilities and personalized approach to patient care ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care possible. If you are experiencing symptoms of uterine prolapse, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.

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