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Uterine Prolapse

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Definition

Uterine prolapse is falling or sliding of the uterus from its normal position in the pelvic cavity into the vaginal canal.

Symptoms

  • A feeling as if sitting on a small ball
  • Difficult or painful sexual intercourse
  • Frequent urination or a sudden, urgent need to empty the bladder
  • Low backache
  • Pain during intercouse
  • Protruding of the uterus and cervix through the vaginal opening
  • Repeated bladder infections
  • Sensation of heaviness or pulling in the pelvis
  • Vaginal bleeding or increased vaginal discharge

Many of the symptoms are worse when standing or sitting for long periods of time.

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