Uterine prolapse

Illustration of uterine prolapse

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

Last Updated: October 20, 2008

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & R. Hugh Gorwill, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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