Uterine prolapse

Pelvic relaxation - uterine prolapse; Pelvic floor hernia; Prolapsed uterus

Uterine prolapse occurs when the womb (uterus) drops down and presses into the vaginal area.

Female reproductive anatomy

External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

Uterus

The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.

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