Some women with a prolapse of the uterus do not have any symptoms and the condition is only discovered during an internal examination for another reason.

Most women with a prolapse will experience an uncomfortable feeling of fullness, dragging or heaviness in the vagina. There may be a sensation of something coming down or out of the vagina. If prolapse is quite advanced a lump can be seen inside or outside the vagina. Other common symptoms include:

  • lower back pain
  • difficulty going to the toilet
  • difficulty walking
  • difficulty or discomfort during sexual intercouse.

Women with prolapse of the uterus often have other pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence.

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A prolapsed uterus