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Small Bowel Prolapse (Enterocele)

Small bowel prolapse

A small bowel prolapse (enterocele) occurs when the tissues and muscles that hold the small bowel in place are stretched or weakened. This can cause the small bowel to move from its natural position and press against the wall of the vagina.

Current as of: November 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC, FACOG - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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