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What causes uterine prolapse and what are the classic symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Harris
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Refer to UroGyn

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Thanks for asking.

In brief: Refer to UroGyn

I am referring this excellent question to one of our featured doctors of the week at healthtap, dr. Denise elser, and fellow subspecialists in urogynecology.
Thanks for asking.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Abraham Morse
Important risk factors for prolapse are age, increased pressure in the abdomen from things like chronic cough or chronic constipation, pregnancy and vaginal childbirth. Symptoms include seeing or feeling a bulge or ball of tissue at the entrance to the vagina, difficulty with bowel or bladder or problems with intercourse.
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

In brief: Uterine prolapse

The alteration in the normal support of internal organs of a woman’s pelvis (uterus, bladder, bowel, and rectum) as she ages is very common.
Approximately one in three women over the age of 45 have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. Over 50 percent of women who have had children will experience some form of pelvic organ prolapsethese conditions occur because of a weakened or damaged pelvic.

In brief: Uterine prolapse

The alteration in the normal support of internal organs of a woman’s pelvis (uterus, bladder, bowel, and rectum) as she ages is very common.
Approximately one in three women over the age of 45 have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse. Over 50 percent of women who have had children will experience some form of pelvic organ prolapsethese conditions occur because of a weakened or damaged pelvic.
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Thanks, Dr Mathews.
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