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.
Doubtful. Genital prolapse is not a life and death condition. It can affect quality of life - but it is unlike that genital prolapse could prove fatal. The risk for infection does increase as the prolapse tissues breakdown due to the exposue and UTI risk increases - but even then, treatment of the infection is all that would be required - however, left untreated an infection could prove life threatening.
Unlikely. Uterine prolapse usually causes symptoms of discomfort, such as a full feeling in the vagina or a heavy feeling in the pelvis. Only if the uterus becomes completely prolapsed (entirely outside of the vagina) and the tissue becomes severely ulcerated and infected could it be dangerous. It is unlikely to ever become this serious if you have regular pelvic exams.

Related Questions

How can you treat uterine prolapse?

Depends on Symptoms. If you are not bothered by it; then no treatment is necessary. It doesn't necessarily get worse. If it is bothersome, then non-surgical options such as a pessary, pelvic floor physical therapy and weight loss (if needed) can help. There are a number of surgical options as well and the surgical approach should take into account other symptoms, sexual function, vaginal prolapse etc. Read more...

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...

What are the symptoms of uterine prolapse?

Several. Typically, women present with pelvic and/or vaginal pressure. In advanced cases there will be the uterine cervix protruding from the vaginal opening or close to it. Read more...
Symptoms of prolapse. Patient with uterine prolapse may experience pressure, pain, urinary urgency or leaking, incomplete bladder emptying, constipation, painful intercourse, or a feeling that something is falling out of the vagina. Read more...
Pressure. Feeling like something. Is falling out. Aching in pelvis and low back especially after standing for awhile. Read more...

What are some exercises to help uterine prolapse?

Kegel. Kegel exercises may help prevent theprogression of early stage of uterine prolapse. This exercise involves contracting and relaxing the muscles that surround the vagina and urethra. It is the same muscle you would use to stop the flow of urine while you are going to the bathroom. It is important to do this correctly because some just tighten their abdominal muscles rather than the pelvic muscle. Read more...
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...