DefinitionBy Mayo Clinic Staff
When the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman's pelvic organs weaken, the pelvic organs can slip out of place and create a bulge in the vagina (prolapse). Women most commonly develop pelvic organ prolapse years after childbirth, after a hysterectomy or after menopause. This bulge can worsen over time. If you have symptoms, see your health care provider.
July 28, 2015
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