Uterus, prolapsed
A uterus that has moved from its normal position in the abdominal cavity, usually into a lower position. Prolapsed uterus may occur because of underlying weak muscles, or simply as a result of repeated term pregnancies. It can sometimes interfere with conception, cause difficulties during pregnancy, or contribute to pelvic pain.

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