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Uterine prolapse, requiring hysterectomy; prepping for surgery. This condition is caused by the weakening of the ligaments supporting the uterus, usually as a result of trauma during childbirth. Hysterectomy is the most common treatment, but uterus-sparing techniques are also available.
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