Shock as Woman's uterus falls out during dance workout

The doctor suspected she had given birth to a large baby at a young age and never been treated for prolapse. (Courtesy)
A 60-year-old woman's uterus fell out of her vagina while she was dancing in a public square, reports claim.

The mother thought her womb had fallen out because of her overenthusiastic dancing, however a doctor told her it was more likely because of childbirth.

The Chinese woman went to see a doctor in the city of Xuzhou, China, because she thought a piece of flesh had dropped from her genitals.

Dr Song Hongjuan, supervisor at the Maternal and Child Health Centre, in Xuzhou, told her she had suffered a uterine prolapse.

The doctor is reported to have suspected she had given birth to a large baby at a young age and never been treated for her prolapse.

The surgeon told reporters she had operated on the unnamed woman, who thought she had a tumour, and she was making a full recovery.

The mother's uterus had apparently slipped down and poked out of her vagina in the past, however it had never been fully exposed before.

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Dr Song advised other women to pay attention to their bodies and said illnesses such as constipation, allergic rhinitis and chronic coughs could cause damage to their pelvic floor muscles.

She encouraged mums to practice pelvic floor exercises after giving birth.

The NHS website says that while a uterine prolapse can cause pain and discomfort, it is not life-threatening.

Uterine prolapse is when the uterus desscends toward or into the vagina. It happens when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments become weak and are no longer able to support the uterus.

The condition can be treated through surgery, hormone treatment, using certain medical devices and lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking.

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