Most women know when they develop pelvic prolapse. Invariably, an elegantly dressed woman comes in and says,"I feel something down there," or "I think my uterus or bladder is coming out." The primary culprits causing prolapse are gravity, childbirth, straining and loss of estrogen. The pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, ultimately ending in the uterus protruding out of the vagina. Prolapse may not cause any symptoms or you may experience either urinary leakage or urinary retention, difficulty moving your bowels or low back pain. Having such laxity of the vaginal walls can make sex uncomfortable of even painful.
If you feel like something is falling out of your vagina, you are probably right. Call us for a consultation about what nonsurgical and surgical options available for you.