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What kind of condition is a cystocele?

What kind of condition is a cystocele?

Prolapsed bladder: Sometimes acalled a prolapsed or "fallen" bladder and is a cyst-like swelling on front wall of vagina, due to poor pelvis muscle support. Caused by difficult vaginal birth deliveries or prolonged straining or coughing. Mild to moderate cystocele may be controlled by kegel exercises + Estrogens in post-menopausal women. Pessaries (temporary) or surgery ?Required for more severe or symptomatic cases. ...Read more

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Prolapsed Bladder (Definition)

An outpouching of the bladder into the vagina, due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more


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What are symptoms that would make you think of a cystocele?

What are symptoms that would make you think of a cystocele?

Seeing a bulge: at the entrance of the vagina. need for frequent urination. feeling of needing to urinate when not much is in the bladder. difficulty emptying the bladder none of these are 100% proof of a cystocele. you need to see a gynecologist or urogynecologist for further evaluation. hope this helps Dr. Morse ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of cystocele?

What are the major presenting symptoms of cystocele?

It varies.: Many times a cystocele is asymptomatic. When there are symptoms the most common are a mass bulging into or through the vaginal opening, pelvic pressure or discomfort, and a variety of bladder symptoms. ...Read more

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Cystocele, prolapsed uterus, relaxation. What are the signs?

Cystocele, prolapsed uterus, relaxation. What are the signs?

It varies.: The most common symptoms are a mass bulging into the vaginal opening, pelvic pressure or discomfort, and difficulty with bowel or bladder function. Many women can feel something bulging through the vaginal opening. To check, place fingers at the vaginal opening while seated on a toilet and bear down as if you are trying to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele is a weakening of the supporting tissue between a woman's vagina and bladder. I will cause a bulge in the superior aspect of the vagina .During the exam you may be asked to cough or bear down to further evaluate the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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How are you diagnosed with a cystocele?

How are you diagnosed with a cystocele?

Visually: If during a female exam the dr asks you to "bear down-as if having a bowel movement" we are looking for any weakness in the "pelvic floor"which is the area from the bottom of your pubic hair to your tail-bone.A bulge here suggests to us where the weakness is. ...Read more

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Went to doctor for cystocele and I have painfulperiods, can't poop could my uterus be prolapsing also what kind of test needs to be done to determine?

Complete pelvic eval: Most likely cause; rectocele more than cystocele. Pelvic evaluation for endometriosis is important. And a fibroid uterus should be ruled out. A pelvic sonogram would be helpful. In summary; a thorough history and physical, with emphasis on the pelvic will serve you well. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele occurs when there is a weakness of the support tissue between the bladder and vagina. Some patients don't ever know this is happening until they have an exam. Others will feel pressure and actually see or feel something hanging out of vagina. A good resource is: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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What are the causes of a mild cystocele of the bladder?

What are the causes of a mild  cystocele of the bladder?

Weak muscles: A cystocele is a herniation of the bladder into the vagina. Damage to the pelic muscle from childbirth, aging, or chronic straining are common causes. Performing pelvic muscle exercises us a good initial treatment. ...Read more

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Scheduled to see a urogyn. in a month about possible mild cystocele (just looks odd with a mirror), would horseback riding be ok in the mean time?

Scheduled to see a urogyn. in a month about possible mild cystocele (just looks odd with a mirror), would horseback riding be ok in the mean time?

Here are some ...: Horseback riding will not affect what does already exist; so enjoy horseback riding. But, what you saw in the introitus as described could have no clinical significance. To make the upcoming urogyn visit more sense, collect the info on the onset, degree, duration, Hx of pregnancy & childbirth if any, current voiding, etc. over time, and bring those to her/him for analysis + physical exam + tests? ...Read more

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Is it possible to be treated for a severe cystocele, and if so, what method was used?

Can be treated: Best to consult an experienced gynecologist. Can usually be corrected via a vaginal incision. Surgery pulls together tissue on either side of vagina. This pushes bladder neck back into it's correct position plus strengthens vaginal wall. Best treatment 4U ishould B discussed with your gynecologist. A vaginal pessary might be a satisfactory temporary solution 4 Ur problem. Temporary Bcos UR young ...Read more

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What is the medical treatment associated with cystoceles?

What is the medical treatment associated with cystoceles?

Pessary or surgery.: A pessary is a device that is inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic organs. It is often used to treat cystocele. Another alternative would be to have surgery. For a simple cystocele the mist common procedure is called an anterior repair. Sutures are used to repair the damaged tissue that is allowing the bladder to drop. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a woman's cystocele?

Many options.: Observation - a cystocele does not necessarily need to be treated. Pessary - a pessary is a device that can be inserted into the vagina to support the bladder or any other organ that is dropping. Surgery - there are a variety of surgeries that can be used to repair cystocele. Consult with your doctor to determine which procedure would be best suited for your particular problem. ...Read more

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What risk factors are associated with cystocele repair?

Any surgery has risk: Risks of cystocele repair include but are not limited to: bleeding, infection, injury to surrounding tissue, organs, nerves, urinary incontinence, inability to empty bladder, constipation, erosion or exposure of sutures or implanted graft materials, sexual dysfunction, extended hospitalization, anesthesia or medicine reactions, recurrence of prolapse, diasbility and death..... ...Read more

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How can a cystocele be prevented with childbirth? Having a c section?

How can a cystocele be prevented with childbirth? Having a c section?

Less likely.: Pregnancy is a risk factor for pelvic prolapse and incontinence. Most specifically vaginal delivery is a risk factor for these problems. Women who have a c-section versus vaginal delivery are less likely to have a cystocele or other forms of prolapse. There are a lot of pros and cons to this decision. I would recommend discussing these with your doctor to help guide your decision. ...Read more

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What is a cystocele?

What is a cystocele?

Dropped Bladder: A cystocele is one category of pelvic organ prolapse. Childbirth, obesity & smoking are risk factors but it can happen to anyone. As we age our connective tissue weakens and various body parts begin to dropp and sag. A cystocele is when the tissue holding up the bladder weakens allowing the bladder to dip into the vagina. Some will notice a bulge or increased pressure feeling requiring surgery. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele is a weakening of the supporting tissue between a woman's vagina and bladder. I will cause a bulge in the superior aspect of the vagina .During the exam you may be asked to cough or bear down to further evaluate the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele occurs when there is a weakness of the support tissue between the bladder and vagina. Some patients don't ever know this is happening until they have an exam. Others will feel pressure and actually see or feel something hanging out of vagina. A good resource is: www.voicesforpfd.org ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cystocele?

What are the symptoms of a cystocele?

Varied: A lot of the symptoms are related to the bladder....Frequency, recurrent uti, pressure, urgency, and incomplete emptying. Additionally, you might feel pelvic pressure and pain with intercourse. You might struggle with tampon placement or the feeling of something against your clothes. ...Read more