2 Indications and current treatments
2.1 Uterine prolapse is when the uterus descends from its usual position, sometimes out through the vagina opening. It can affect quality of life by causing symptoms of pressure and discomfort, and by its effect on urinary, bowel and sexual function.
2.2 Treatments include pelvic floor muscle training, use of pessaries and surgery. Several surgical procedures can be used, including hysterectomy, mesh sacrocolpopexy, uterine suspension sling (including sacrohysteropexy) and uterine or vault suspension (without sling). Some of these procedures involve the use of mesh, with the aim of providing additional support.