Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Although many women who have pelvic organ prolapse do not have symptoms, the most common and bothersome symptom is pressing of the uterus or other organs against the vaginal wall. The pressure on your vagina may cause minor discomfort or problems in how your pelvic organs work. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include:
- A feeling of pelvic pressure.
- A feeling as if something is actually falling out of the vagina.
- A pulling or stretching in the groin area or a low backache.
- Painful intercourse.
- Spotting or bleeding from the vagina.
- Urinary problems, such as involuntary release of urine (incontinence) or a frequent or urgent need to urinate, especially at night.
- Problems with bowel movements, such as constipation or needing to support the back (posterior) of the vaginal wall to have a bowel movement.
Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are made worse by standing, jumping, and lifting and usually are relieved by lying down.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology