Uterine Prolapse - Uterine Prolapse Uterine prolapse is the...

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Uterine Prolapse Uterine prolapse is the loss of anatomical support for the uterus where it has descended farther down into the vagina. It falls under the term of pelvic organ prolapse: o cystocele (bladder prolapse), o rectocele (prolapse of the rectum or large bowel) o enterocele (prolapse of the small bowel) Symptoms Signs and Symptoms: Multipara Pelvic heaviness and sensation of something protruding from the vagina. Symptoms worse after lifting or standing Urinary incontinence (protrusion of the anterior vaginal wall) Constipation (protrusion of the posterior vaginal wall) Visual appearance of uterus in vaginal opening Risk Factors = obesity, white race, older women, vaginal delivery. Causes Predominantly a disorder of parous women (damage to local structures=ligaments, muscles and nerves). Pelvic floor dysfunction/weakness and levator ani weakness. Ehlers-Danlos or Marfan syndromes have a higher prevalence (collagen disorders). Epidemiology
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Uterine Prolapse - Uterine Prolapse Uterine prolapse is the...

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