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The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the
outside of the body. When the urethra is not well supported by the muscles and
tissues around it, it can curve and widen. This is called a urethral prolapse
It is common for a bladder prolapse (cystocele) to develop along with
a urethral prolapse. Both kinds of prolapse can press against the wall of the
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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