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Prolapsed Uterus (cont.)

Prolapsed Uterus Symptoms

  • A feeling of fullness or pressure in the pelvis (it may be described as a feeling of sitting on a small ball)
  • Low back pain
  • Feeling that something is coming out of the vagina
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Difficulty with urination or moving the bowels
  • Difficulty walking

When to Seek Medical Care for a Prolapsed Uterus

A health care professional should be notified if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • The cervix can be felt near the opening of the vagina.
  • Persistent urinary dribbling
  • Persistent feeling of rectal fullness
  • Pressure in your vaginal canal or the protrusion from the baginal opening
  • Continuous low back pain with difficulty while walking, difficulty with urination, and/or while attempting a bowel movement.

Seek medical care immediately if you experience the following:

  • Obstruction or difficulty in urination and/or defecation
  • Complete uterine prolapse (your uterus comes out of your vagina)
Last Reviewed 11/20/2017
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