2 Indications and current treatments
2.1 Uterine prolapse is when the uterus descends from its usual position, into and sometimes through, the vagina. It can affect quality of life by causing pressure and discomfort, and by its effect on urinary, bowel and sexual function.
2.2 Current treatment options include pelvic floor muscle training, use of pessaries and surgery. Different surgical procedures can be used, including hysterectomy, infracoccygeal sacropexy, uterine suspension sling (including sacrohysteropexy) and uterine or vault suspension (without sling). Some of these procedures involve the use of mesh, to provide additional support.