Uterine problems can be difficult conditions to deal with both physically and mentally. Whilst not life-threatening, a uterine prolapse can cause extreme discomfort, stress and worry. What many people may not know is that uterine prolapse is very common and easily treatable; well understood surgical procedures can greatly improve quality of life immediately.
If you are worrying about your uterine health or experiencing discomfort, knowing the symptoms will help diagnose the problem and alleviate stress. Some women will experience several known symptoms, others only a single symptom, and in some cases none at all. If you are still concerned or experiencing uterine pain, seek the advice of a specialist gynaecologist, like Mr Jonathan Broome at The Pelvic Clinic.
So, let’s look at the symptoms associated with the onset or occurrence of a uterine prolapse:
– Pressure in the pelvic area
– Feeling that something is falling out of the vagina
– Feeling like the groin is being stretched or pulled
– Painful intercourse
– Vaginal bleeding or spotting
– Inability to use tampons on account of the vagina being wider than usual
– Urinary incontinence or frequent urination
– Bladder leakage
If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate to seek the advice of a specialist gynaecologist.
You are not alone!
Almost 50% of women who go through childbirth will experience some degree of pelvic organ prolapse, and the condition becomes more common as women get older and go through the menopause. It is estimated that nearly one in ten women will undergo a surgical procedure during their lifetime in relation to a uterine condition.
Many people who experience uterine prolapse suffer by not seeking help, and in some cases, it can severely affect their quality of life. Yet with safe and modern surgical procedures, uterine prolapse is not a long-term or terminal problem. Women who undergo sacrohysteropexy procedures suffer no adverse effects; intercourse or childbirth can continue unhindered, with no recurrence of uterine prolapse.
Mr Jonathan Broome, a consultant gynaecologist, is one of the UK’s leading surgeons in the field of uterine health and is based at The Pelvic Clinic. If you are worried about uterine prolapse, are experiencing discomfort, or simply want more information and advice, feel free to get in touch to discuss your concerns. Stay healthy and happy.