Uterine prolapse is gynecologic condition that occurs when the uterus (womb) slips into the vagina. It is a type of women’s health issue, one of many medical issues unique to a female and her body. If you are diagnosed with uterine prolapse in on the Central Coast, you likely are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms.
Dignity Health Central Coast doctors understand the special medical needs of women, offering care with respect and dignity. Prolapsed uterus symptoms range from vaginal pressure and low back pain to urine and bowel problems. You also may notice tissue bulging from your vagina.
Find a Doctor today who specializes in compassionate treatment for prolapsed uterus.
Pinpointing Prolapsed Uterus Causes at Dignity Health Central Coast
Weakening pelvic muscles is one common cause of prolapsed uterus. Other prolapsed uterus causes include:
- Giving birth to a large baby
- Long-term constipation
- Forceps or vacuum-assisted childbirth
You may experience prolapsed uterus if you have given birth vaginally. However, women who have not had children still can have a prolapsed uterus.
Prolapsed Uterus Treatment with Care
Your doctor will evaluate you and offer personalized care for your physical, mental, and spiritual needs while treating your prolapsed uterus. Your doctor will review treatment options, including hysterectomy (surgery to remove your uterus) or vaginal pessary, a device to support your uterus.
If you have mild prolapsed uterus, you may not require any medical attention. If your symptoms are bothersome, contact a Dignity Health Central Coast doctor to determine if a prolapsed uterus hysterectomy is right for you.
Performing Kegel exercises, controlling weight and constipation, and not straining to lift items will help prevent prolapsed uterus. Talk to your doctor for Dignity Health women’s health doctors provide personal, healing treatment for prolapsed uterus throughout the Central Coast.