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The uterus cannot prolapse without carrying the upper vagina with it.
Three degrees of uterine prolapse are described:
Procidentia denotes complete failure of all the genital supports. It must be distinguished from hypertrophy, elongation, congestation and oedema of the cervix all of which may cause a large protrusion of tissue beyond the introitus.