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The downward displacement of the uterus into the vaginal canal.
Prolapse is rated by degrees.
First degree, the cervix rests in the lower part of the vagina.
Second degree, the cervix is at the vaginal opening.
Third degree, the uterus protrudes through the introitus.
The patient describes a feeling of..
"Something coming down"
Dragging or heavy feeling in the pelvis.
Bowel or bladder problems if cystocele or rectocele.
Teach the patient about
A pessary device.
A device that is placed in the vagina to help support the uterus.
When a woman first receivers a pessary
She needs instructions for it's cleaning and follow-up.
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