The Stages of Prolapse
What should I look for?
There are several types of grading systems that Doctors use to describe the severity of prolapse, 1 (first-degree) being the mildest and 4 (fourth-degree) being the most severe.
The following are stages of vaginal prolapse to look out for:
- Stage 1 (or first-degree) prolapse: A woman may not even know she has it, quite often this is discovered during a routine pelvic floor exam.
- Second-degree prolapse: There will be symptoms such as heaviness, dragging feeling or painful intercourse.
- Third-degree prolapse (also known as procidentia): Physical characteristics will be felt as well as seen, sometimes a lump will be felt inside the vagina.
- Forth-degree prolapse: This stage will be visible, extremely uncomfortable and protruding out of the vagina.
The following are stages of uterine (or womb) prolapse to look out for:
- First-degree prolapse: The uterus droops into the upper portion of the vagina.
- Second-degree prolapse: The uterus falls into the lower part of the vagina.
- Third-degree prolapse: The cervix, which is located at the bottom of the uterus, sags to the vaginal opening and may protrude outside the body. This condition is also called procidentia, or complete prolapse.
- Fourth-degree prolapse: The entire uterus protrudes entirely outside the vagina. This condition is also called procidentia, or complete prolapse.
Kegel8 can help
- It is estimated that 50% of women that have children will experience prolapse in later life.
- If you have one prolapse, you are more prone to other organs prolapsing too.
- 30% of women having surgery will have repeat prolapse surgery.
- Strengthen your pelvic floor with the Kegel8 Ultra Pelvic Toner and its fantastic prolapse programme to help your prolapse symptoms and prevent it getting worse.
Prolapse is distressing and shocking for all women and your pelvic floor needs strengthening (whether you have surgery or not!). So let’s get started right now!