Show Summary Details
Page of

Prolapse of the Uterus 

Prolapse of the Uterus
Prolapse of the Uterus

David Seiden

and Siobhan A. Corbett

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 October 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.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.