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Uterine Prolapse

Screenings and Tests for Uterine Prolapse

Screening for uterine prolapse requires a pelvic exam. During the exam, the doctor can see how far the uterus has dropped when the woman pushes as though she were delivering a baby. If the cervix drops into the lower part of the vagina, the condition is mild uterine prolapse.

The pelvic exam also reveals if the bladder and urethra are lower than usual in the pelvis, or if the bladder or rectum are pushing into the vagina. Testing estrogen levels can indicate atrophy of the vagina.

Based on the tests, the doctor can determine the stage of the prolapse and prescribe the most effective treatment.

Locations for Uterine Prolapse