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Uterine Prolapse

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is a uterine prolapse?

A uterine prolapse is a condition that causes your uterus to slip down into your vagina. Prolapse can happen if the tissues and muscles supporting your uterus become weak or damaged.

What are the signs and symptoms of a uterine prolapse?

What increases my risk for a uterine prolapse?

How is a uterine prolapse diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and other health conditions. Tell your provider about pregnancies or past surgeries you had. Your provider will need to know if your symptoms are causing problems with your daily activities or with sex. You may also need the following:

How is uterine prolapse treated?

The goal of treatment is to correct the prolapse and relieve your signs and symptoms. Treatment may include any of the following:

What can I do to manage my symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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