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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Bladder Prolapse

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What are the treatment options for bladder prolapse?

What are the treatment options for bladder prolapse?

Several: There are both non-surgical and surgical options. Bladder prolapse can occur by itself or be associated with urinary incontinence, rectal prolapse, uterine prolapse, or in the absence of a uterus, prolapse of the top of the vagina. Non-surgical options include use of a pessary or pelvic floor exercises. Surgical options include use of mesh or graft material to correct the specific anatomic defects. This can be approached laparoscopically, vaginally or a combined approach. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Is there an alternative to surgery for severe bladder prolapse?

Is there an alternative to surgery for severe bladder prolapse?

Pessary: A device can be fitted in the vagina to hold things in place. It's called a pessary and there are many different types and sizes. See a specialist for a evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives to bladder prolapse surgery?

What are the alternatives to bladder prolapse surgery?

Pessary, exercise: Options for women with cystocele are limited. Cystocele or dropped bladder is a form of pelvic organ prolapse (pop). Think of this as a type of hernia involving weakness of supportive layers surrounding the vagina. Options are: live with it, wear a vaginal pessary to "prop it back it" to provide comfort, perform pelvic muscle exercise (pme) or undergo surgical correction. ...Read more

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What does a bladder prolapse look like?

What does a bladder prolapse look like?

Bladder Prolapse: There is a color diagram at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/bladder-prolapse-(cystocele) ...Read more

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Bladder prolapse at 20 years old, what to do?

Urogynecologist: I would see a uro-gnecologist. They specialize in urological issues in females. There is a suspension surgery to pull the bladder up and suture it in place. The urogyn or urologist would be able to offer you all of the current options. Make sure to discuss the risks and benefits of each. ...Read more

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Is sagging vaginal walls the same as a bladder prolapse?

Is sagging vaginal walls the same as a bladder prolapse?

Prolapse: The problem that causes urinary bladder prolapse is a weakness of the musculature of the pelvic floor usually caused by trauma from vaginal deliveries and in the worst case the bladder protrudes outside of the vagina. Technically the vaginal walls aren't the main problem in bladder prolapse. Urologists and gynecologists can better advise you. ...Read more

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I have bladder prolapse is it norma to have a hurting in my lower right abdomen?

I have bladder prolapse is it norma to have a hurting in my lower right abdomen?

Sometimes: The first step is an abdominal exam to make sure you don't have appendicitis or another cause of life threatening abdominal pain . If that is normal then discuss options for bladder lifting with your obgyn. This an easy problem to fix. ...Read more

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I have bladder prolapse is it norma l to have a hurting in lower abdomen?

I have bladder prolapse is it norma l to have a hurting in lower abdomen?

Can happen: Bladder prolapse is a herniation of the bladder into the vagina. It may or may not cause incontinence depending on whether or not it drags the urethra down with it. It can cause lower abdominal discomfort. See your gyn as there are numerous treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about bladder prolapse?

Can you tell me more about bladder prolapse?

Bladder prolapse: This is a very general question that requires more than the space provided here to discuss. I would suggest that you google it and if you have any specific questions come back and ask them or talk to your doctor who can refer you to a urologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bladder prolapse problem?

Varied : Prolapse symptoms include incontinence, pressure, pelvic pain, low back pain, recurrent uti, pain with intercourse, incomplete emptying of the bladder and other types of feelings. An exam by a urologist, urogynecologist, or gynecologist can help with this. You can get additional information from www.Takethefloor.Org, a website managed by the american urogynecologic society. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do with a bladder prolapse?

Surgical repair: A cystocele repair is needed to permanently prevent the prolapse from recurring. ...Read more

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How does vag estrogen help with bladder prolapse?

Here are some...: Vaginal estrogen may improve the texture of vaginal & urethral lining leading to decrease the degree of mild stress urinary incontinence in some but will not help the degree of bladder prolapse since it results from general weakness of periurethral and pelvic floor supporting muscles which is related to aging and childbirth. More? Ask your attending doctor. ...Read more

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His a bladder prolapse postmenopause a slow progression?

His a bladder prolapse postmenopause a slow progression?

Rephrase question: please, as it is it doesn't really make sense. If you are asking if menopause slows bladder prolapse progression, probably not. It might make it worse if you are not on hormone replacement. See a urogynecologist for an assessment and advice. ...Read more

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How can one reduce a stage 2 bladder prolapse to a 1 without surgery?

How can one reduce a stage 2 bladder prolapse to a 1 without surgery?

By Pelvic Exercises: You can by Pelvic Exercises called Kegel Exercises and it may help strengthen the pelvic muscle.It may not always reduce from stage2 to stage 1 but may help and stop it becoming stage 3 or 4.Consult a specialist if not already,who deals with Gynecologic urology ...Read more

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Since Mona Lisa Touch helps with laxity will it also help with a moderate bladder prolapse?

Unlikely: MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation primarily used to relieve the symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy: burning, itching, dryness, and vaginal laxity. Bladder prolapse (cystocele) occurs due to weakening and stretching of the muscles and supportive tissues within the pelvis surrounding the vagina. IF severe and bothersome enough, requires surgery. ...Read more

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Do insurance companies ever cover surgery for a bladder prolapse if its causing severe pain?

Almost always: I have never yet encountered denial for bladder prolapse surgery. Women do not need to wait for severe pain to have bladder prolapse corrected. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bladder sling for incontinince and sling for bladder prolapse?

What is the difference between bladder sling for incontinince and sling for bladder prolapse?

See below: A bladder sling is used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women and is usually made of a strip of surgical mesh, or less often autologous fascia, usually inserted through one vaginal incision and two small abdominal incisions. Bladder suspension refers to surgery that helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position using adjacent autologous fascia, or less often transvaginal mesh ...Read more

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