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Is uterine prolapse painful?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Kirk
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pressure

Not sharp pain unless it happened suddenly with heavy lifting or straining, more pressure as up on feet.

In brief: Pressure

Not sharp pain unless it happened suddenly with heavy lifting or straining, more pressure as up on feet.
Dr. Scott Beard
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not usually

Uterine prolapse usually progresses slowly, essentially starting after having a vaginal delivery and progressing more quickly after menopause.
Most women do not have specific pain, but do have the feeling of fullness and pressure in the pelvis - as the prolapse worsens some women will feel something falling out of the vagina and may occasionally need to manually push it back inside the vagina.

In brief: Not usually

Uterine prolapse usually progresses slowly, essentially starting after having a vaginal delivery and progressing more quickly after menopause.
Most women do not have specific pain, but do have the feeling of fullness and pressure in the pelvis - as the prolapse worsens some women will feel something falling out of the vagina and may occasionally need to manually push it back inside the vagina.
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