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What is your pelvis?

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Your pelvis is the lower part of your belly, below your navel and between your hips. There are a lot of organs in this tight space -- your bladder, cervix, intestines, rectum, urethra, uterus, and vagina.

From: What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Urogynecologic Society: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse,” “Can I Prevent POP?” “POP Symptoms & Types.”

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

UCLA Health: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Pelvic Floor Disorders: Condition Information.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Harvard Medical School: “Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”  

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 2, 2019

SOURCES:

American Urogynecologic Society: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse,” “Can I Prevent POP?” “POP Symptoms & Types.”

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

UCLA Health: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Pelvic Floor Disorders: Condition Information.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”

Harvard Medical School: “Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse.”  

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 2, 2019

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