What are the common symptoms of a prolapsed uterus?

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Dr. Manu Lakshmi

25 May 2022

A prolapsed uterus or procidentia is caused by a lack of strength in all of the muscles that support the uterus. 

When the pelvic floor muscles and pelvic tissues weaken, the uterus prolapses. A prolapsed uterus is linked with other issues. The uterus may fall into your vagina due to your fragility. It can occasionally go through your vaginal opening. 

Uterine prolapse can develop at any age in women. However, it is more common among postmenopausal women who have had one or more vaginal births. Mild uterine prolapse is not a graving issue. However, if uterine prolapse causes discomfort or interferes with your everyday life, seek immediate treatment at the best hysterectomy surgery hospital in Chennai.

Muscle weakening or relaxation may cause your uterus to sink or exit your body at different stages. The cervix descends into the vagina in the first degree. In the second degree, the cervix descends to the level immediately inside the vaginal opening. The cervix is outside the vagina in the third degree. The entire uterus is outside the vagina in the fourth degree.  

Common symptoms of a prolapsed uterus

You may not notice any symptoms if you have a minor incidence of uterine prolapse. If the uterus shifts out of place, it can exert pressure on other pelvic organs which includes the bladder and intestine, causing symptoms like:

  • A sensation of fullness or pressure in your pelvic region (it may feel like you are sitting on a small ball)
  • Lower back pain or in the pelvis or abdomen
  • A feeling that something is coming out of your vagina.
  • Uterine tissue that protrudes out of your vagina
  • Distressing sexual intercourse
  • Tribulations with urination or moving your bowels
  • Despair walking
  • Constant bladder infections.
  • Discharge from the vagina
  • Constipation.
  • Urinary difficulties include involuntary urine leakage (incontinence), the need to pee regularly (urinary frequency), and an unexpected urge to urinate (urinary urgency).

Remember if you are having any of the above symptoms visit a doctor. You can find the Best Hysterectomy Surgery in Chennai.

Risk factors 

  • Giving birth (highest risk)
  • Vaginal delivery (vs. C-section)
  • Menopause
  • Being Caucasian
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Increasing age
  • Prior pelvic surgery
  • Constipation that lasts for a long time or straining during bowel motions.
  • Family chronology of weakness in connective tissue
  • Being Hispanic or white


To reduce your risk of uterine prolapse, try to-

  • Regularly do Kegel exercises as these workouts can help to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which is especially essential after having a baby.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat fibre-rich foods including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grain cereals.
  • Lift appropriately and avoid heavy lifting. Lift using your legs rather than your waist or back.
  • Do not gain weight. Consult your physician to determine your ideal weight and, if necessary, work on weight-loss strategies.

If you already have uterine prolapse, these steps may assist. When symptoms first begin to annoy you, see your healthcare professional or seek advice from the best Uterus Removal Surgery in Chennai.  

Don’t wait until your pain gets unbearable. Regular pelvic checks at the Best Uterus Removal Surgery Clinic in Chennai can aid in the early detection of uterine prolapse.

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