For some time, getting out of bed, Debbie Barron began to realize that she was not okay. “I felt like something inside me was sinking into the vagina,” the 38-year-old housewife says. At first I thought it was a tumor. But then she decided that this was unlikely. If I was lifting weights including my 4-year-old son, I felt worse, it felt like my insides were about to fall to the floor. ”
Debbie turned to a gynecologist, who explained to her that the sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the vagina has nothing to do with cancer. It was her bladder, which had shifted under the pressure of the uterus, caused a condition known as uterus prolapse. “It's no wonder that I ran to the toilet without end,” recalls Debbie.
"The ptosis is caused by weakening of the muscles and ligaments surrounding and supporting the uterus, causing it to sag or crawl into the vagina, sometimes even reaching the exit," explains Yvonne S. Thornton, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Cornell University Medical School in New York In some cases, bladder and bowel function may be impaired.
The most common cause of uterine prolapse is childbirth. But carrying a child can also affect the state of the muscles. Obesity, chronic coughing of smoking women are also factors that have a harmful effect. ”
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