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uterine prolapse how to feal if it is happening

By Anonymous August 3, 2009 - 4:11am
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only just recently hurts deep inside the uterus during penatration

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Hi Anon

Thank you so much for your question!

Uterine prolapse (also known as a "dropped uterus) is more common in older women, heavier women, or women who have given vaginal birth. Do you fit in any of those categories?

Either way, let's talk about uterine prolapse and some of the signs and symptoms. Our encyclopedia describes uterine prolapse as "when the uterus (womb) slips out of place and into the vaginal canal due to weakening of the muscles and ligaments of the lower abdomen (called the “pelvic floor”), which normally support the uterus and other organs in the pelvis. The severity of uterine prolapse is defined as:

◦First degree (mild)—the cervix (the lower opening of the uterus into the vagina) protrudes into the lower third of the vagina
◦Second degree (moderate)—the cervix protrudes past the vaginal opening
◦Third degree (severe)—the entire uterus protrudes past the vaginal opening

Recently, more sophisticated methods of measuring and describing the degree of prolapse have been developed. These resemble three-dimensional engineering diagrams.

Other organs, such as the ovaries or bladder, may also be out of place due to the weakening of the pelvic floor tissues."

Symptoms of uterine prolapse are varied but they can include

◦Sensation of fullness in the vagina
◦Sensation of pulling in the pelvis
◦Pain in the vagina, lower back, or lower abdomen
◦Vaginal discharge
◦Leakage of urine
◦Difficulty voiding urine
◦Frequent urinary tract infections
◦Protrusion of pink tissue from the vagina that may be irritated or itchy

It seems that you may be suffering from one or two of these symptoms. If you place your fingers inside your vagina, can you feel anything? Do you suffer from any of the other symptoms listed above (or that aren't listed)?

I think you should go to your OB/GYN and have a pelvic exam so that you can find out what's going on. If you do have a uterine prolapse you can work on it, using whatever methods (a pessary, exercises, surgery) are applicable to your own situation. And if it turns out to be something else, you can go from there. One way or the other, you shouldn't be in this kind of pain and need to figure out what may be wrong.

Also, please visit our Uterine Prolapse page here : http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/uterine-prolapse#causes

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August 3, 2009 - 1:39pm
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