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  • The ligaments and muscles that support the pelvic organs sometimes stretch and cause these organs to drop down. This is called a ‘pelvic organ prolapse’. 
  • Risk factors include pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, repetitive heavy lifting, and regularly straining on the toilet to pass bowel motions (poo).
  • You can do many things to prevent or manage a prolapse yourself.

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Reviewed on: 05-09-2023