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Does uterine prolapse affect pregnancy?

By Dr. Rubén Baltá I Arandes.
Last Update: 02/22/2021

Genital prolapse is the exit or herniation of one or more pelvic organs through the vaginal wall and external genitalia. Its frequency in reproductive ages is lower, since it is usually a more common pathology in menopause. Risk factors have been widely recognized as possible causes: multiparity, obstetric trauma, prolonged expulsive periods, obesity, sacro-nervous lesions, chronic pneumopathies, estrogen deficiency, etc.

Uterine prolapse in a young woman coinciding with pregnancy is an almost exceptional occurrence since only 233 cases had been reported up to 1968. Most of the cases reported in the literature occurred in the years prior to 1970, so that the modernization of obstetrics in recent years has made this situation even rarer today.

The main complications of uterine prolapse during pregnancy are miscarriage (15-21%), threatened preterm labor (18%), pelvic pain, leucorrhea, uterine incarceration, urinary retention, and increased urinary tract infections.

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Dr. Rubén  Baltá I Arandes
Dr. Rubén Baltá I Arandes
Gynecologist
Dr. Rubén Baltá has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a postgraduate specialization in Esthetic and Functional Gynecology and Women's Cosmetic Genital Surgery from the University of Barcelona.
Medical licence: 070709574
Gynecologist. Dr. Rubén Baltá has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a postgraduate specialization in Esthetic and Functional Gynecology and Women's Cosmetic Genital Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Medical licence: 070709574.