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Urethral Prolapse


 

Urethral prolapse occurs when the lining of the urethra (tube that drains the urine from the bladder) turns inside out and is visible outside the body.  This may occur from strenuous pressure from the abdomen exerted by coughing or straining with constipation, or as a result of weakened low estrogen urethral tissue. Girls that have a history of trauma are also at increased risk for urethral prolapse.  The specific treatment depends on the degree of prolapse and the presence of symptoms.