Uterine Prolapse, Medical Terminology

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Uterine Prolapse, Lilit Gevorgyan


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Uterine Prolapse:

Uterine Prolapse Lilit Gevorgyan Medical Terminology Prof. Baldwin

Uterine Prolapse Objectives:

Uterine Prolapse Objectives Overview Epidemiology Diagnosis Treatment


Overview A uterine prolapse ( hysteroptosis ) is a condition in which the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis become weakened Uterus drops (prolapses) into the vaginal canal


Epidemiology Most common cause of uterine prolapse is a history of multiple vaginal childbirth Can occur following a delivery


Diagnosis During a pelvic examination History of pelvic heaviness, low back pain Patient may present with urinary retention Firm, muscular mass in or protruding from vagina Stage I-IV (Figure)

Stage I:

Stage I Uterus descends 1/3 down the vaginal canal

Stage II:

Stage II C ervix usually protrudes through the introitus

Stage III or procidentia:

Stage III or procidentia E ntire cervix and uterus protrude beyond the vaginal opening

Stage III or procidentia (cont.):

Stage III or procidentia (cont.) Cystocele, rectocele, and enterocele are commonly associated with procidentia . Cystocele Rectocele Enterocele

Stage IV:

Stage IV Vagina is inverted


Treatment For Stages I-II: Vaginal Pessary



Treatment (cont.):

Treatment (cont.) Later Stages: Surgery (Hysterectomy)

Treatment (cont.):

Treatment (cont.) Post Delivery: Reversion of uterus by manual pressure


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