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Urethral prolapse is a problem with the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. This tube is called the urethra. The problem happens mainly in girls. When the urethra sags or presses into the vagina, it's called urethral prolapse. The cause usually isn't known.
The most common symptoms include:
In some cases the prolapse goes away without treatment. If treatment is needed, the doctor may prescribe estrogen cream. If there's damage to the urethra or if the cream doesn't help, your child may need surgery.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
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Current as of: July 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
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