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What Your Body Looks Like &
What's Going On Down There

Normal Anatomy

Click on the first graphic to begin a slide show about the anatomy of the pelvic floor region or click on each slide individually to enlarge that image.

Orientation of the body throughout slide presentation.

Cross-section of pelvic area

Locating the bladder

Locating the vagina

Locating the rectum

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Pelvic Floor Prolapse Problems

Click on the first graphic to begin a slide show about how the anatomy of the pelvic floor region changes with prolapse problems or click on each slide individually to enlarge that image.

Cystocele - When the bladder drops.

Rectocele - A bulging of the vaginal floor

Locating the cervix and uterus

Uterine Prolapse - When the uterus drops

The pelvic area after hysterectomy

Vaginal vault prolapse - When the back of the vagina drops after hysterectomy

The gap between the uterus and rectum can cause problems

When the small intestine drops

Multiple weaknesses can occur

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