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.

Current as ofMay 14, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC, FACOG - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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