Prolapsed uterus

Treatment of prolapsed uterus

Treatment and prevention options depend on your personal preferences, lifestyle, and medical history.

If your prolapsed uterus is mild and not causing uncomfortable symptoms, you may not need medical treatment. You can perform Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles. Avoiding constipation, weight gain, and heavy lifting or straining may also prevent worsening of your uterine prolapse.

Treatment options for prolapsed uterus include:

  • Vaginal pessary, a small device that is inserted into your vagina to support your uterus
  • Prolapse surgery. Surgeons may be able to surgically repair the structures that support the uterus. Removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) is also an option.

Dignity Health diagnoses and treats uterine prolapse in Arizona, California, and Nevada.