Terminology

Symptoms Associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Abrams et al. 2002 1

Symptoms Associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse The feeling of a lump (“something coming down”), low backache, heaviness, dragging sensation, or the need to digitally replace the prolapse in order to defaecate or micturate, are amongst the symptoms women may describe who have a prolapse.


Symptoms Associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Haylen et al. 2010 2

Prolapse symptoms: A departure from normal sensation, structure or function, experienced by the woman in reference to the position of her pelvic organs. Symptoms are generally worse at the times when gravity might make the prolapse worse (e.g. after long periods of standing or exercise) and better when gravity is not a factor e.g. lying supine. Prolapse may be more prominent at times of abdominal straining e.g. defecation.

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