Prevalence of Uterus Prolapse in Pregnant Females of Lahore: A Cross-sectional Survey

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  • Shafaq Asma University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Amna Naseer University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hafiza Sana Ashraf University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Maria Sohail University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Tooba Asif Times Institute, Multan, Pakistan
  • Zainab Safdar University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

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https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v1i2.17

Abstract

Uterus prolapse is a common gynecological condition which is relatively less common during pregnancy. Prolapse maybe conceptualized as a type of herniation or bulge of the pelvic organs into or out of the vagina because of damage or weakness of connective tissues and muscles of pelvic floor area Objective: The objective was to determine the prevalence of uterus prolapse among pregnant females. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in pregnant females. Sample size of 189 was calculated. Standardized questionnaire was used for data collection Results: A bulge or protrusion falling out that you can see or feel in your vagina was moderately present in 5.3% (10) females. Heaviness in the pelvic area was felt by 6.9% (13) females. Along with prolapse there was weakness in pelvic floor muscles and ligaments so that the leakage of urine is present in 3.7% (7) females Conclusions: Uterus prolapse is mildly present in 8.5% and moderately present among 5.3% of pregnant females varying with their age, parity and strength of pelvic floor structures. All females with prolapse have a bulge in their vagina but its severity is different in every woman.

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2020-12-31

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Asma, S., Naseer, A., Ashraf, H. S., Sohail, M., Asif, T., & Safdar, Z. (2020). Prevalence of Uterus Prolapse in Pregnant Females of Lahore: A Cross-sectional Survey. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 1(2), 09–13. https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v1i2.17

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