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    Urethral Prolapse (Urethrocele)

    Urethral Prolapse (Urethrocele)

    Urethrocele

    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 (urethrocele).

    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 vagina.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised October 9, 2012

    Last Revised: October 9, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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