A condition called prolapsed uterus can occur if the uterus (or womb) slips into the vagina. This can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as problems with urination and intercourse.
At Dignity Health Central California, our caring and compassionate women’s health doctors specialize in a wide range of gynecologic conditions at the following locations:
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Prolapsed Uterus Symptoms
Your doctor may suspect that you have a prolapsed uterus if you have one or more of these symptoms:
- Visible bulging of tissue from your vagina
- Difficulty with sexual intercourse
- Vaginal or pelvic pressure or heaviness
- Problems urinating, such as painful urination or leaking urine
- Feeling like your internal organs are “falling out”
- Low backache
- Trouble passing a bowel movement
If you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms, meet with a doctor at Dignity Health Central California for a diagnosis and personalized care.
What Causes Prolapsed Uterus?
Weakening of the muscles and ligaments that support the uterus are the main cause of prolapsed uterus. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including:
- Loss of estrogen due to aging
- Delivering a large baby
- Childbirth requiring the use of instruments, such as forceps or vacuum-assisted birth
- Long-term constipation
A prolapsed uterus is more common in women who have given birth vaginally, but it can also occur in women who have never had a baby.
Prolapsed Uterus Treatment at Dignity Health Central California
Mild cases of prolapsed uterus may be treated successfully with lifestyle changes, such as Kegel exercises and avoiding weight gain, heavy lifting, and constipation to prevent worsening symptoms.
For more advanced cases, doctors at Dignity Health Central California may recommend several treatments, including surgery to repair or remove the uterus (hysterectomy), or vaginal pessary, a small device that is placed inside the vagina to support the uterus.
To learn more about treatment, speak with one of our experienced providers.
Dignity Health Central California offers complete women’s services to treat conditions such as prolapsed uterus in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.