Uterine prolapse

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Reproductive organs conditions

(Pelvic Floor Hernia; Pudendal Hernia; Pelvic Relaxation)

Uterine prolapse – Definition

Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus slips out of place and into the vaginal canal. The severity of uterine prolapse is defined as:

  • First degree (mild) — the cervix (the lower opening of the uterus into the vagina) protrudes into the lower third of the vagina
  • Second degree (moderate) — the cervix protrudes past the vaginal opening
  • Third degree (severe) — the entire uterus protrudes past the vaginal opening

Uterine cancer

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Pelvis conditions, Reproductive organs conditions

(Endometrial Cancer; Cancer, Uterine; Cancer, Endometrial; Endometrial Adenocarcinoma)

Uterine cancer – Definition

Uterine cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the uterus (womb).

The lower portion of the uterus, which is closest to the vagina, is called the cervix. When cancer develops in this portion, it is called cervical cancer.