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How do uterine prolapse and genital prolapse differ?

Uterine prolapse is the descent of the uterus (womb) into the vaginal canal. Genital prolapse is a general term used to describe a number of conditions where a pelvic organ or tissue descends into the vaginal canal. This group is also known as pelvic floor disorders or pelvic support disorders. Genital prolapse includes uterine prolapse, as well as prolapse of the vagina (vaginal prolapse), bladder (cystocele), rectum (rectocele), and small bowel (enterocele). These genital prolapse disorders may occur alone or in combination with each other.

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