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Bladder Prolapse Cystocele Information

Treatment Options for a Better Quality of Life

A bladder prolapsed cystocele occurs when the bladder wall places pressure against and moves the vaginal wall. This condition often develops during childbirth as a result of trauma to the mother’s birth canal. Women may suffer from a cystocele for several years before the symptoms actually begin to appear or cause problems.

When your symptoms start to interfere with your daily life and affect your everyday activities, it may be time to consider anterior repair treatment. A cystocele can cause serious problems for women who have been through menopause. Here at miVIP, we are committed to providing women with the best care for a variety of gynecologic conditions.

How It’s Diagnosed

A prolapsed bladder may be diagnosed through several ways:

  • Physical pelvic exam
  • X-rays taken of the bladder during urination
  • Descriptions of symptoms of a cystocele

If you fear you have a prolapsed bladder, our doctors perform a variety of tests to pinpoint the issue and help you determine the right course of treatment.

Causes of Bladder Prolapse Cystocele

A cystocele may be caused by several things:

  • Obesity
  • Strain during bowel movements
  • Pregnancy and vaginal childbirth
  • Chronic coughing or bronchitis
  • Lifting of heavy objects

Over time, the muscles holding the pelvic organs in place may weaken. At this point, the bladder may slip down into the vagina, and the result is a prolapsed bladder, or cystocele.

Symptoms of Cystocele

Women who suffer from a cystocele may notice several physical symptoms:

  • Fullness or pressure in the pelvis or vagina during extended periods of standing
  • Discomfort when coughing, straining or lifting
  • Tissue that protrudes out of the vagina, creating the sensation of sitting on an egg
  • Feeling like the bladder is never empty, even immediately after urination
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary leakage
  • Recurring bladder infections

Each of these symptoms is uncomfortable and can be excruciatingly painful. If you suffer daily from the pain of a prolapsed bladder, it’s time to seek help from miVIP.

Treatment for Bladder Prolapse Cystocele

Vaginal surgery can treat a prolapsed bladder, and at miVIP, we offer minimally invasive surgical options to hold your bladder in its intended position. During the anterior repair treatment, your surgeon will remove any extra tissue and tighten any weakened ligaments and muscles to prevent future problems.

Severe cases of cystocele may result in a complete hysterectomy. Your surgeon can discuss your individual condition and treatment options with you.

Give miVIP a Call

To discuss valuable treatment options for a prolapsed bladder with a world class surgeon, call miVIP today at 877-956-2263. Our commitment to excellence extends well into the field of women’s health care, and we are committed to helping you get your life back.

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