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If uterine prolapse is mild or there are no symptoms, treatment may not be necessary. However, if you experience discomfort or interruption of your lifestyle as a result of the prolapse, your provider may recommend treatment. One option is a supportive device called a pessary. This device is inserted into the vagina to hold the uterus in place.

Lifestyle changes may also be recommended. If you’re overweight or obese, your provider may suggest ways to achieve a healthy weight and maintain that weight. Exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles may help. You may be given a referral for a specialized pelvic floor physical therapist. Your provider may also advise you to avoid heavy lifting or straining.

In other cases, surgery may be the appropriate treatment. The surgery involves reconstruction of the support structures using your own tissue, donor tissue, or some synthetic material in such a way that it provides support to your pelvic organs. Often surgical removal of the uterus, called hysterectomy is necessary.