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Uterine Prolapse

Alternate Names : Prolapsed Uterus, Pelvic Support Relaxation, Pelvic Floor Hernia, Procidentia, Pudendal Hernia

Uterine Prolapse | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

While uterine prolapse is not always avoidable, some cases can be avoided by:

  • doing Kegel exercises during pregnancy and after giving birth to strengthen pelvic muscles
  • an episiotomy, or cut made in the perineum and vaginal wall during labor
  • taking hormone replacement therapy for a long time during and after menopause to maintain the tone of the pelvic muscles
  • What are the long-term effects of the condition?

    The long-term effects of uterine prolapse depend on how severe it is and how long a woman has had the condition. Some long-term effects include:

  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • increased vaginal discharge
  • chronic vaginal infections
  • chronic bladder infections, known as recurrent cystitis
  • partial urethral obstruction
  • hemorrhoids
  • small bowel obstruction
  • incarceration of the uterus within the pelvis. This occurs with rapid growth of a pregnant uterus that becomes trapped in the pelvis, cutting off its blood supply.
  • What are the risks to others?

    Uterine prolapse is not contagious, and poses no risk to others.

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    Uterine Prolapse: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 04/09/01

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