How is uterine prolapse diagnosed?

The healthcare provider will perform a pelvic examination to determine if the uterus has lowered from its normal position. During a pelvic exam, the healthcare provider inserts a speculum (an instrument that lets the provider see inside the vagina) and examines the vagina and uterus. Your provider will feel for any bulges caused by the uterus dropping down into the vaginal canal.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 12/30/2019.


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