Definition and causes

Nedsunket womb (uterine prolapse) is a condition in which the støttevæv (tendons and pelvic floor muscles), which keeps the uterus mounted over the vagina, can not manage to keep it in place. This happens a subsidence in which the uterus is sinking into the vagina, and possibly. altogether.

The main reason for this is staggering support machine after birth, and if the woman has gone over time, or the child is delivered with forceps, increases the risk of uterine nedsunket. In women after menopause, when estrogen effect lapses, muscles become weaker, and thus can pelvic muscles give in, which can lead to prolapse.

The condition is frequent, and varying degrees of prolapse seen in most women.

Symptoms of uterine nedsunken

Generally, women with uterine nedsunket a feeling heaviness in the vagina. In addition, there are some who have a sense of having a foreign body or an outstanding vagina. Utiltstrækkeligt støttevæv in the basin and weak pelvic muscles can give incontinence genes. Some women are experiencing exactly the uterus fall out between the legs.

Precautions and diagnosis

Feel some of the above symptoms, and is worried that it could be nedsunket uterus, you should go to the doctor. The diagnosis is usually made only by a gynecological examination.

Treatment of uterine nedsunken

Only in women after menopause is a medical treatment a chance, and here consists of a hormone treatment with, among other things, sex hormone estrogen.

All women are instructed in training to the pelvic floor muscles, and the easiest cases curable honor. Severe cases require surgical treatment, where the uterus sewn into the small pelvis (lower part of the abdominal cavity). Milder degrees can sometimes be treated with a ring or a plate placed in the vagina.

Prevention of uterine nedsunken

The most important prevention is to keep her pelvic floor muscles up. This is done by doing pelvic floor exercises regularly.

See the article "Pelvis bottom - bottom stopper in body strain."


This article is formed on the Health Guide on 19.10.06



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