The worst you can expect
The prolapse of the uterus may develop slowly, over a period of many years, or show up suddenly, as Debbie had. “This is different for all women,” notes Dr. Thornton. It so happens that without the symptoms inherent in the initial stages of prolapse, in a short period of time the problem becomes so serious that you can see the cervix in the vagina. This is the third degree of prolapse of the uterus, which causes great inconvenience. Difficult sexual intercourse, because the penis constantly bumps into the cervix. "
On the other hand, you may remain unaware that you have a uterus prolapse, even during sexual intercourse or with a tampon. Some women live with uterine prolapse for 30 years or more, until the condition worsens to such an extent that it is necessary to take urgent measures. “It still depends on how much you agree to put up with the inconveniences brought about by the prolapse of the uterus,” says Dr. Thornton.
Debbie says that uterus prolapse worried her mainly during menstruation or when she tried to lift something heavier than a 5-pound pack of sugar. But there were moments especially during urination when it began to seem to her that something was about to break off and plunge into the toilet. “My business was so bad,” she recalls.