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Uterine Prolapse

The uterus is secured in its place by a bunch of strong muscles and ligaments. When the area is stretched unusually it weakens these muscles and this can cause a uterine prolapse which is also termed pelvic floor hernia. In case of a uterine prolapse, there is a slipping of the uterus from its position into the vagina. There can be two kinds of prolapse – complete and incomplete. In case of a complete Uterine Prolapse, the uterus sags completely with some tissues remaining outside the vagina. In case of an incomplete Uterine Prolapse, the uterus sags partially.

A uterine prolapse occurs in several stages:

  • First Degree Uterine Prolapse: In this case the cervix sags into the vagina
  • Second Degree Uterine Prolapse: In this case the cervix is just at the opening of the vagina
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse: In this case the cervix outside the vagina
  • Fourth Degree Uterine Prolapse: also termed as procidentia, here the whole uterus is outside the vagina



Dr. Dhanalakshmi R

MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics) , MRCPCH(UK), Fellowship in Neonatal Medicine(UK), PGPN(USA), IPPN, ACLP
Consultant - Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Bangalore, HRBR Layout

Dr. S. Giridhar

MBBS, DM(Neonatology)., MD(Pediatrics)
Consultant - Paediatrician and Neonatologist
Alwarpet, Chennai

Dr. Kavya Krishna Kumar

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Alwarpet, Chennai

Dr. Sireesha Reddy

Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Bangalore, Hebbal