Bladder Prolapse - Cystocele
Bladder prolapse, also known as cystocele, is a condition that occurs when the supportive tissues between the bladder and vaginal wall weaken, leading to bladder descension into the vagina. This can result in various symptoms, such as:
A feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvic area.
Urinary issues, including frequent urination, urgency, and difficulty emptying the bladder completely.
Discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse.
Vaginal tissue protrudes from the vaginal opening.
Risk factors for bladder prolapse in women include childbirth, menopause, obesity, chronic coughing, and heavy lifting.
Treatment options for bladder prolapse include:
1. Lifestyle changes
2. Pelvic floor exercises
3. Use of a pessary (a supportive device)
4. Surgical procedures.
It's essential for women experiencing any symptoms to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. If you have symptoms associated with bladder prolapse, please contact our office.