What is uterine prolapse?

Uterine prolapse occurs when a woman’s uterus drops down into the vagina. This displacement can be very slight in some women or very severe for other women.

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When can uterine prolapse occur?

Uterine prolapse may occur (but not limited to) after childbirth and pregnancy when the ligaments and muscles (that hold the uterus in place) become too overstretched and are unable to provide support anymore.

Risk of uterine prolapse

You may be at risk for this condition if you are menopausal, have had one or more vaginal births, are obese, suffer with constipation, have a chronic cough or carry a lot of heavy objects.

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