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Prolapsed Uterus (cont.)

Prolapsed Uterus Prevention

  • Reduce weight
  • Avoid constipation by eating a high-fiber diet
  • Do Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles (may provide minimal protection against urinary leakage).
  • Avoid heavy lifting or straining

Prolapsed Uterus Prognosis

Pessaries can be effective temporarily or permanently if they are checked and cleaned on a regular basis. Surgical procedures may be used to correct existing pelvic support defect with or without concomitant hysterectomy.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

REFERENCE: Uterine prolapse in Emergency Medicine.

Last Reviewed 11/20/2017
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