When your pelvic floor muscles weaken and stretch over time, uterine prolapse can take you by surprise. The experienced physicians at The Women’s Healthcare Group in York, Pennsylvania, can determine the right treatment option for you, so you can get back to enjoying life. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about controlling your uterine prolapse.
Commonly known as vaginal prolapse, uterine prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and surrounding ligaments begin to stretch, weakening to the point that they can no longer comfortably hold the uterus. Over time, the uterus starts slipping down and protrudes through the vagina.
While uterine prolapse can affect women of any age, it occurs most often in premenopausal women who have had at least one vaginal delivery.
If you suffer from mild vaginal prolapse, you may not even realize you have it. However, if the prolapse is more severe, you may notice:
It’s important to see a doctor the moment these symptoms begin impacting your day-to-day activities to determine the severity of your uterine prolapse.
Uterine prolapse often affects women who have experienced one or more vaginal births. Some of the most common causes and risk factors associated with vaginal prolapse include:
If you already have weakened pelvic floor muscles, a serious cough or chronic asthma can be enough to spark uterine prolapse in women.
How uterine prolapse is treated depends entirely on the severity of your condition. From simple exercises to surgery, there are plenty of treatment options to choose from.
For more information on uterine prolapse and your treatment options, call The Women’s Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.