Urethral prolapse

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Urethral prolapse occurs when a girl's urethra becomes swollen and sticks out. Learn about what causes urethral prolapse and how it is treated.

Key points

  • Urethral prolapse usually happens to school-aged girls.
  • Often the condition is not painful, but the swelling can cause discomfort.
  • Urethral prolapse is treated with special creams and baths. Sometimes surgery is needed.
  • Urethral prolapse can happen again, even after treatment.
Last updated: August 7th 2019