Many women have milder symptoms of uterine prolapse throughout a larger part of life but think it is normal, and rarely go to the doctor for medical evaluation.
The uterus is normally attached to the pelvic floor. However, the supportive muscles and ligaments can wear and tear during life, allowing the uterus, the bladder or both to “fall” down to the vagina. The reasons for prolapse may be one or more of the following:
— giving birth to large babies, or difficult labor and delivery in general,
— less estrogen than usual (as in menopause), which weakens the tissues,
— additional weight or obesity,
— frequent coughing, say from too much smoking,
— chronic constipation and the straining to move bowels.
Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse
Some of the more important symptoms of uterine prolapse may be: — Heaviness or pulling down in the pelvis.
— Intercourse painful or outright impossible, involuntary leaking during the intercourse, no orgasm.
— Pain in the vagina, pelvis, lower back, lower abdomen, groin. As if the whole abdomen will fall out.
— Frequent urge to urinate, with or without actual urinating.
— Difficult bowel movements.
— Moist discharge from vagina.
The Uterine Prolapse Video
This is a triple operation of uterine prolapse (hysterectomy first, of course), using a polypropylene mesh, as practised at the Institute of Gynecology (Rio de Janeiro — Brazil), by Prof. Jose Augusto Machado.
What has stricken me the most while watching this video for the treatment of uterine prolapse, is that when the uterus is totally prolapsed and held outside to the extreme, it looks much like penis. It is yet another proof of how human males and females are really alike in a physiological sense…