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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 get weak or damaged. This can cause the small bowel to move from its normal position and press against the wall of the vagina.

Current as of: August 2, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine