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The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and other pelvic organs in place so that they can work properly. The pelvic floor can become weak or be injured. The main causes are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include being overweight, radiation treatment, surgery, and getting older.

Common symptoms include

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  1. Pelvic Support Problems (National Library of Medicine)  
    The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and other tissues that form a sling or hammock across the pelvis. In women, it holds the uterus, bladder, bowel, and ...
  2. Pelvic relaxation - uterine prolapse; Pelvic floor hernia; Prolapsed uterus ... Other things that can cause or lead to uterine prolapse include: Normal aging Lack of estrogen after menopause ...
  3. ClinicalTrials.gov: Uterine Prolapse From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  4. Uterine Prolapse (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  5. Prevention of Vaginal and Uterine Prolapse (American Urogynecologic Society)  
    Can I Prevent POP? Currently we don’t know the cause of the prolapse and it is probably caused by a combination of things. Because there are probably different ...
  6. Pelvic Organ Prolapse Video (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)  
    ... which the organs have dropped a greater distance. Uterine prolapse The uterus drops down into the vagina. In severe uterine prolapse, the uterus may protrude from the vagina. Uterine ...
  7. Hysterectomy (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    ... cancer, or fibroids can cause heavy, prolonged bleeding. Uterine prolapse. This is when the uterus slips from its ... cancer, or fibroids can cause heavy, prolonged bleeding. Uterine prolapse. This is when the uterus slips from its ...
  8. Pelvic Support Problems (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... organ prolapse? There are many types of prolapse: • Uterine prolapse —The uterus drops into the vagina. • Vaginal vault ... Protrusion of the urethra into the vaginal wall. Uterine Prolapse: Sagging of the uterus into the vagina. Uterus: ...
  9. Hysterectomy (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF  
    ... for hysterectomy) • Endometriosis • Pelvic support problems (such as uterine prolapse ) • Abnormal uterine bleeding • Chronic pelvic pain • Gynecologic cancer ... is removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Uterine Prolapse: A condition in which the uterus drops down ...
  10. Glossary of Terms (American Urogynecologic Society)  
    ... be, offer a special expertise in vaginal surgery. Uterine Prolapse – A condition where the upper supports of the ...
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