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Uterine Prolapse

Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse

A uterine prolapse occurs when a woman's pelvic muscles and ligaments become weak. This causes the uterus to drop from its normal position. This allows the neck of the uterus (cervix) to bulge down into the vagina.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised October 9, 2012

Last Revised: October 9, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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