Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Vaginal Prolapse Underlying Cause

Vaginal prolapse is caused by weakening of the muscles and ligaments that support the uterus and vagina. This may occur naturally as a woman ages.

Conditions that cause weakening of these structures include:

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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