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Uterine or Bladder Prolapse

If the uterus (womb) or bladder slips out of position, this is referred to as a prolapse. It is caused when the supporting muscles become weak, allowing a part of the uterus or bladder to bulge into the vagina.
 
The most common reason that these muscles become weak is childbirth, and a uterine prolapse or bladder prolapse (also called cystocoele) is more common in women who have had a lot of babies. Symptoms include pain, heaviness in the vaginal area and a frequent need to pass urine.
 
In mild cases, exercises may help improve the symptoms, but women with more severe prolapses may need to have surgery.

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To contact Ormiston Hospital:
Phone: (09) 250 1157
Fax: (09) 926 5809
E-mail: enquiries@ormistonhospital.co.nz

Street Address

Level 3
125 Ormiston Road
Flat Bush
Auckland 2016

Postal Address

PO Box 38921
Howick
Auckland 2145

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