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Content updated on Sep 14, 2022

What is descent of uterus / uterine prolapse?

Protrusion of the uterus (womb) outside of the body. This happens when the muscles and tissues that support the womb become weakened (e.g. after repeated childbirths, aging), allowing the womb to drop out.

Symptoms of descent of uterus / uterine prolapse

  • Feeling that my uterus has dropped down, or something is coming out of the vagina

Questions your doctor may ask to check for descent of uterus / uterine prolapse

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose descent of uterus / uterine prolapse

  • Do you feel that your uterus is dropping out, or that something is protruding out of the vagina?

Treatment for descent of uterus / uterine prolapse

In simple cases, a pessary (plastic or rubber ring) inserted into the vagina can help support the womb. However, surgery is needed for a permanent repair.

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