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Prolapse of the Uterus 

Prolapse of the Uterus
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Prolapse of the Uterus
Author(s):

David Seiden

and Siobhan A. Corbett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199846085.003.0039
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date: 18 February 2020

A 67-year-old woman presents to the outpatient department with the following concerns. She has noted a “heaviness” or pressure sensation in her pelvis over the past 2 months, which increases with prolonged standing. She often has backaches, particularly if she is on her feet all day. She also complains of urinary symptoms, such as frequency of urination and burning on urination, and has had three urinary tract infections in the past 6 months. She states that she has had increased vaginal discharge that has not changed in color or consistency. The patient has had four children, all via normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. Her last menstrual period was 15 years ago.

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