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.
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.
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.
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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