hidden symptoms

The hidden symptoms of a prolapse

Some prolapse symptoms are very obvious and easy to recognise. For example, sufferers may bleed from the vagina, experience pain during intercourse or even feel like something is falling out of them that needs to be pushed back inside. However, not everyone who suffers from a prolapse will exhibit these symptoms. There are also subtler, less obvious symptoms that you should be aware of. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a prolapse. To help you, we’ve prepared an annotated list of these recondite symptoms.

1. Backache

There are lots of reasons for backache, ranging from your posture to injuries you may have suffered in the past. However, backache can also be a sign of prolapse. If you suffer from a persistent, dull backache, you should consider the possibility that you might have a prolapse. This is especially true if you have any of the other symptoms on this list or have another reason to believe you might have suffered a prolapse.

2. Leaking bladder, incontinence or frequent need to urinate

Do you need to go to the toilet too often, suffer from incontinence or experience bladder leakage? If so, your problems might be the result of a prolapse. A prolapsed uterus can press on your bladder and cause all of the issues that we have just described.

3. Constipation

A prolapse can sometimes pull on the rectum and effect its position, thereby making it difficult for you to go to the bathroom. If you have suffered from persistent constipation despite having a relatively healthy diet, you may have a prolapse.

4. Pelvic pressure or a feeling of stretching in the groin area

As we mentioned in the introduction, not all prolapses are painful. Many can only be felt as a form of pressure in the pelvic region or a stretching sensation in the groin.

5. Widened vaginal opening

Prolapses can cause the opening to the vagina to widen, due to the pressure it puts on that region of your body. If yours seems unusually wide, you should think about the possibility that you are suffering from a prolapse.

Not all prolapse suffers experience these symptoms. In fact, some are completely symptom-free. However, if you have been dealing with any of the problems listed in today’s blog, here at The Pelvic Clinic we believe you should investigate the possibility that you might have a prolapse. You can talk to your own doctor or reach out to us for more information.


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