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SYMPTOMS & CAUSES OF UTERINE PROLAPSE.
A uterine prolapse means your uterus slip down your vagina.
Prolapse can happen if the tissue and muscle supporting your uterus become weak or damaged.
Sensation of heaviness or pulling in your pelvis
Tissue protruding from your vagina
Several factors may increase a woman’s risk of uterine prolapse, including her number of vaginal deliveries, delivery of a large infant, Increasing age, and frequent heavy lifting.
A number of conditions, including chronic obstructive lung disease, chronic constipation, and obesity, may also contribute to the development of uterine prolapse
The symptoms associated with uterine prolapse vary depending on the degree of prolapse. In severe cases, the uterus may be easily felt or be visible to the woman while in other cases there may be no symptoms.
Sensation of vaginal or pelvic fullness
Urinary complaints including urinary incontinence (involuntary urination), frequency,or urgency (the sensation of the immediate need to urinate)
Bowel symptoms, including pain with defecation, constipation, or incontinence, sexual complaints, including pain with intercourse.
Uterine prolapse results from the weakening of pelvic muscles and supportive tissues.
Causes of weak pelvic muscles and tissues include:
- Difficult labor and delivery or trauma during childbirth
- Delivery of a large baby
- Being overweight or obese
- Lower estrogen level after menopause
- Chronic constipation or straining with bowel movements
- Chronic cough or bronchitis
- Repeated heavy lifting.
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