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The condition

The condition

Uterine prolapse is when the womb (uterus) slips down from its normal position, into, and sometimes through, the vagina. It can affect quality of life, and cause problems with bowel and bladder function, and sex.

A minor prolapse can be treated with pelvic floor exercises and pessaries, without the need for surgery. If the prolapse is severe, surgery may be needed. There are different types of surgery, some include using mesh for additional support.

NICE has looked at using sacrocolpopexy with hysterectomy using mesh as another treatment option.

NHS Choices and NICE's information for the public about urinary incontinence in women may be a good place to find out more.

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