What is the Prognosis of Uterine Bladder Prolapse?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 17, 2014
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  • Uterine bladder prolapsed is not a life-threatening condition.
  • A surgery can rectify the condition.
  • Postmenopausal women with more vaginal deliveries are at a risk.
  • A traumatic pregnancy usually leads to the condition.

What is Uterine Bladder Prolapse?

Uterine bladder prolapse is a condition which occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments weaken and stretch, cutting sufficient support to the uterus. Due to the misbalance, the uterus shifts out of the vagina.

Although women of any age can suffer from the condition but, postmenopausal women who have given many vaginal deliveries are at more risk. There are many factors like damage caused to the supportive tissues during pregnancy and childbirth, gravity, loss of estrogen, and repeated straining that can make the pelvic floor weak and lead to uterine prolapse.

Uterine Bladder Prolapse Prognosis

What are the Symptoms of Uterine Bladder Prolapse?

The severity of uterine bladder prolapse varies from mild to severe. When a woman experiences mild uterine bladder prolapse usually the signs and symptoms are not visible. If a woman experiences moderate or severe uterine prolapse, the following symptoms may occur.

  • Feeling of heaviness in the pelvis
  • Tissues coming out of vagina
  • Problems with urination like leakage or urine retention
  • Pain in lower back
  • A sensation of something falling out from the vagina
  • Loss of tone in the vaginal tissue
  • Symptoms which trouble less in the morning but worsen during night time

Uterine Bladder Prolapse Prognosis


What are the Causes of Uterine Bladder Prolapse?

The main reason contributing to the occurrence of the condition is a trauma during child birth and pregnancy especially, if the child is large in size. This weakens and stretches the supporting tissues hence, causing uterine prolapse.

Outlook for Uterine Bladder Prolapse Patients

Uterine bladder prolapse does not usually pose threat to life of a person. If the symptoms are mild, there is no need of a surgery and if the symptoms are severe, a surgery can correct the problem.

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