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Uterine Prolapse (Overview)

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Can I die from uterine prolapse if I ignore it?

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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Uterine Prolapse (Overview)

Uterus (Definition)

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

A bulge in vagina: Uterine prolapse, or pelvic organ prolapse, is caused by a weakening in the support structures for the uterus and vagina. Most commonly the result of childbirth, the most common symptom is the feeling of a bulge in the vagina. ...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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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 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 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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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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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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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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