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Is uterine prolapse painful?

Is uterine prolapse painful?

Sometimes: It is not always painful when the uterus falls down or out. In fact, it is not usually painful. It can be though when it is accompanied by the bowels in a herniation of sorts called an enterocele. Also, it can become raw and infected as it dries and remains exposed to the elements, thus causing pain. If it pinches the urethra shut it can cause significant pain and problems. ...Read more

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The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Is a uterine prolapse possible at 18?

Is a uterine prolapse possible at 18?

Yes: Possible but not probable. A lot depends on whether you've have babies or other risk factors. If you feel something protruding to the vaginal opening or beyond, please get evaluated by a provider. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of uterine prolapse?

What are the symptoms of uterine prolapse?

Pressure: Feeling like something. Is falling out. Aching in pelvis and low back especially after standing for awhile. ...Read more

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Can a virgin to experience uterine prolapse?

Can a virgin to experience uterine prolapse?

Yes: Although vaginal childbirth is a big risk factor for prolapse, there are other risk factors such as chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, or heavy work or anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure. There may be genetic predisposition also. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to get uterine prolapse?

Straining: Genetics, smoking, poor support tissue, multiple pregnancies. ...Read more

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Can I die from uterine prolapse if I ignore it?

Rarely: Severe prolapse can cause partial urinary retention, or inability to completely empty the bladder. This can silently damage the kidneys, causing renal failure and even death of a kidney. This happens only with neglected severe prolapse, usually in an elderly woman. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

Kegels: Kegel exercises may be helpful. A patient handout on how to do kegelskegel may be found at this link. http://www.drjkm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kegel.pdf. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am dealing with uterine prolapse?

You can feel it: If your uterus is falling out(prolapse, you can typically feel a hard substance like the end of your nose, low down in your vagina or almost falling out. This is the neck of the womb or cervix. Prolapse is also often accompanied by bladder and/or bowel problems, and often with low backache. Intercourse may also be difficult or painful. ...Read more

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What causes uterine prolapse and what are the classic symptoms?

What causes uterine prolapse and what are the classic symptoms?

POP symptoms: Pressure and fullness in the vaginal area are most common, especially after standing for long periods or with heavy work/lifting. Sometimes pain with intercourse occurs also. Most women do not realize they have an issue until they see or feel a bulge, usually with wiping after urination. ...Read more

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Uterine prolapse mesh problems all over tv. What else can they do?

Depends on problem: Meshes have been used intravaginally since development of the sling by ulmstead in the late 90's. Current fda warnings are for vaginally placed mesh reconstruction kits. If you have mesh and are having no problems, nothing to do. A good resource for a good doctor to help would be www.Sgsonline.Org. These guys are well trained and are scattered across the country. ...Read more

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How active am I allowd to be after having a uterine prolapse repair?

Careful !: Depending on the extent of the repiner and the use of mesh material. Your surgeon would have discussed this with you. As a general rule for laparoscopic cases 3 weeks of no heavy lifting (anything that could make you grunt). ...Read more

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Would i be able to feel my IUD if I have uterine prolapse?

Would i be able to feel my IUD if I have uterine prolapse?

Yes you might. : Not the iud itself but the strings that come out of the cervix. If your uterus is that low you might want to get things checked out by a gyn or urogynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?

What is the treatment for uterine prolapse?

Need urogynecologist: This problem generally involves the uterine wall which becomes weak (for example after multiple vaginal deliveries), and there is a dropping of the uterine wall beyond the vagina ( almost like turning a sleeve inside out). Usually, there are urination abnormalities invvolved--this is in realm of urology. Uterine problem--gynecology. Here, consider rx options from a uro-gynecology consultation. ...Read more

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What are the treatment methods for uterine prolapse?

Prolapse: Prolapse is generally managed surgically. This may be approached vaginally with repairs or abdominally with sacral colpopexy for apical support. In patients who are medically fragile and poor surgical candidates, can be managed with a variety of pessaries. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with uterine prolapse?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with uterine prolapse?

Limited choices: 3 options with prolapse: live with it, wear a pessary, or surgical correction. Ways to help symptoms but not reverse condition: kegel exercises, avoid constipation & unnecessary heavy lifting, maintain normal weight. In addition, avoid smoking as it weakens collagen- important for ligament strength. Usually once prolapse pushes through vaginal opening, it starts to worsen at a faster pace. ...Read more

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