Uterine Prolapse

A uterine prolapse is when the uterus descends toward or into the vagina. It happens when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments become weak and are no longer able to support the uterus.
In some cases, the uterus can protrude from the vaginal opening.
Complications can sometimes result, including ulceration of exposed tissue and prolapse of other pelvic organs such as the bladder or the rectum.
Uterine prolapse can be categorized as incomplete or complete:
  • Incomplete uterine prolapse: The uterus is partially displaced into the vagina but does not protrude.
  • Complete uterine prolapse: A portion of the uterus protrudes from the vaginal opening.
The condition is graded by its severity, determined by how far the uterus has descended:
  • 1st grade: descended to the upper vagina
  • 2nd grade: descended to the introitus
  • 3rd grade: cervix has descended outside the introitus
  • 4th grade: cervix and uterus have both descended outside the introitus

Pelvic floor muscles can become weak for a number of reasons:

  • pregnancy
  • factors related to delivery, including trauma, delivering a large baby, or having a vaginal delivery
  • getting older, especially after menopause, when levels of circulating estrogen drop
  • frequent heavy lifting
  • straining during bowel movements
  • chronic coughing
  • a history of pelvic surgery
  • genetic factors leading to weakened connective tissue

Symptoms vary depending on how severe the prolapse is.

Typical symptoms include:

  • pelvic heaviness or pulling
  • vaginal bleeding or an increase in vaginal discharge
  • difficulties with sexual intercourse
  • urinary leakage, retention or bladder infections
  • bowel movement difficulties, such as constipation
  • lower back pain
  • uterine protrusion from the vaginal opening
  • sensations of sitting on a ball or that something is falling out of the vagina
  • weak vaginal tissue

In mild cases, there may be no symptoms. Symptoms that appear only sometimes often become worse toward the end of the day

Treatment depends on the stage and severity of the prolapse.

Some strategies can reduce the risk of uterine prolapse developing and stop it from worsening.

These include:

  • performing Kegel exercises regularly and correctly
  • preventing and treating constipation
  • avoiding heavy lifting
  • using correct body mechanics whenever lifting is necessary
  • managing chronic coughing
  • maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise

Homeopathy remedies for Uterine prolapse can cure the early stages of Uterine Prolapse but in the last degree cases of Uterine Prolapse when the whole uterus comes out of the vagina, surgical intervention is the only way out. Sepia, Lilium Tigrinum, Murex, Lappa Articuma, Fraxinus Americana, Podophyllum, Helonias and Rhus Tox are the top remedies.

  • Clinical physical examination
  • Ultrasound of the Pelvis
  • MRI of the Pelvis
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