Fallen Uterus Underlying Cause
Uterine prolapse is caused by weakening of the muscles and ligaments that support the uterus. The weakness allows the uterus to fall from its normal position in the pelvis, into the vaginal canal. Eventually, the cervix protrudes from the vaginal opening. This may occur naturally as a woman ages.
Conditions that cause weakening of the muscles and ligaments include:
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