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Uterine Descent, Uterine Prolapse

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012. | Hybrid Health, Uterine system

Uterine Descent, Uterine Prolapse Definition

The uterus is held in place by the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments that secure the pelvic organs. In severe cases, the uterus and / or bladder moves downward into the vagina.

The classification of uterine prolapse is done in stages depending on its importance. In some cases, the descent of the uterus is so pronounced that it appears through the vulvar orifice.

Uterine Descent, Uterine Prolapse Causes

  • Overloading of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Generalized weakness of the connective tissue
  • Repeated pregnancies with birth of large children and / or birth injury

Risk factors:

  • Overweight
  • Chronic high pressure in the abdominal cavity due to chronic cough or constipation

Uterine Descent, Uterine Prolapse Disorders (Symptoms)

  • Urinary incontinence, mainly leffort
  • Urge to go, with daller need to urinate frequently (pollakisuria)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Back pain and lower abdomen
  • Feeling of heaviness in the pelvis
  • Constipation
  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • In case of displacement of the bladder, an obstacle in a turnover durine with urinary stasis kidney may result
uterine descent

Uterine Prolapse – Image by : innermostsecrets.com

Examinations (diagnosis)

  • Medical history taking into account the patient’s symptoms
  • Gynecological examination with speculum combined with palpation of labdomen and abdomen

Treatment Options

In mild forms, pelvic floor muscle training with specific exercises for the pelvic floor muscles can help prevent uterine prolapse. Estrogen hormone therapy based suppositories or topical creams or oral tablets may davérer useful.

In patients aged, lablation of the uterus may be considered if the quality of life of the patient is decreased.

A synthetic prosthesis is indicated earlier to replace the means of bladder neck suspension. A synthetic prosthesis is later used to strengthen the perineal musculature.

Possible Complications

Restriction of the quality of life due to urge incontinence (strong need duriner) and urinary lincontinence. Reduced sexual pleasure.

Preventive Measures

Correction of risk factors, particularly reduction of overweight. Perineal rehabilitation by specific exercises for the pelvic floor muscles.

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