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Uterine Prolapse

Symptoms and Signs of Uterine Prolapse

Women affected by uterine prolapse may experience a variety of symptoms affecting the vagina, urination, the bowels and sexual activity. A woman may experience a heaviness in the pelvis or low back pain. Sitting or standing for long period seems to aggravate symptoms. The number of symptoms of uterine prolapse and the resulting problems usually increase as the condition progresses.

The signs of uterine prolapse include:

  • Vaginal problems
    • A bulge that can be felt or seen
    • The sensation of having a bulge or protrusion, feeling like sitting on small ball
    • Pressure or heaviness
    • Tissue protruding from the vagina
    • Bleeding
    • Discharge
  • Urinary problems
    • Frequent or sudden urges to urinate
    • Needed to change position to urinate
    • Long or weak stream
    • Feeling of not completely emptying the bladder
    • Having to hold the abdomen to start or complete urinating
    • Repeated bladder infections
  • Bowel problems
    • Incontinence
    • Straining to have a bowel movement
    • Feeling like the bowel movement is incomplete
    • Pushing near the vagina to start a bowel movement
  • Sexual problems
    • Painful intercourse
    • Loss of sensation

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