What Problems Can a Prolapsed Uterus Cause?

A prolapsed uterus occurs when the uterus (womb) falls or drops into the vagina. Uterine prolapse is very communal; as many as half of the females between the ages of 50 and 80 experience pelvic organ prolapse. It typically causes mild or no signs.

In some cases, uterine prolapse can be painful and embarrassing, as well as cause urination difficulties and inhibit sexual intercourse. A prolapsed uterus occasionally has no signs at all if the prolapse is incomplete.

Depending on how far the womb has fallen into the vaginal canal, you may notice some embarrassment or other signs.

The most communal signs and symptoms include:

  • Heaviness or a sense of heaviness in the pelvic region or vagina
  • Trouble urinating, pain with urination, urine preservation, repeated bladder infections, or urine leakage
  • Trouble passing a bowel movement
  • Feeling like your interior organs are “falling out,” or like you’re sitting on a ball
  • Visible muscle protruding from your vagina
  • Increased release or bleeding from the vagina


Typically, the uterus is held in place overhead of the vagina by a group of muscles and ligaments named the pelvic floor. A prolapsed uterus happens when the pelvic muscles and tendons that support the uterus deteriorate to the point where they no longer provide the uterus.

This disorder is most communal in women who have given birth vaginally, but females who have never given birth can also grow a prolapsed uterus in some cases.

Problems with Uterus Prolapse

The weakness of pelvic floor add-ons letting to prolapse of the apical compartment can furthermore let to prolapse of the anterior and posterior sections ensuing in a compounded cystocele, rectocele, and/or enterocele. These often-concomitant circumstances can consequence in urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, and long-term morbidity.