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Feels Like Bladder Is Falling Out
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
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
Surgical repair: A cystocele repair is needed to permanently prevent the prolapse from recurring. ...Read more
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
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
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
I love walking but now that I have bladder prolapse I am afraid it will make it worse. Will it help or make my prolapse worse?
Can a pessary be worn for a grade 1/mild bladder prolapse? Also what in your experience the success rate? (no complications etc)
Had a hysterectomy 3yrs ago, been having abdominal cramps, lower back pain like my cycle is started. I have a mesh bladder sling d/t bladder prolapse?
Several possible: Reasons for abdominal cramping and low back pain after a hysterectomy. Possible reasons could be - a cyst on an ovary or tube, intestinal problem such as constipation or another issue, or a musculoskeletal problem. You will need to speak to your doctor and get an exam to figure this out. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have a bladder prolapse and this morning I was checking things out and there are white bumps on my bladder.
What are the signs of bladder prolapse after hysterectomy 2 months, and is it dangerous and can it be fixed? Thank you.
Bulge: Most women describe a feeling like a bulge in their vagina. If your bladder has prolapsed, you can put your finger down and feel a ball-like structure poking out between your labia. Women also describe a pressure sensation. It's not dangerous save for the fact that sometimes puts you at increased risk for bladder infections. Yes it can definitely be fixed with pessary or surgery. See your md! ...Read more
Is it normal to have a spong round pink ball covering vaginal opening? M 22 and a virgin. Is it my hymen or is it bladder prolapse due to heavy lifting?
Unlikely.: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is a muscle relaxant used to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury. Although relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles could theoretically lead to worsening bladder prolapse, this effect has not been reported. Generally it is thought that defects with the connective tissue of the pelvic floor is the greater contributor. ...Read more
I'm suffering from rectocele and bladder prolapse. What kind of doctor do I see and what are the options?
Experienced: Most prolapse surgery is done by gynecologists specially trained and experienced in pelvic prolapse repair. Those who have chosen to do that exclusively are called urogynecologists. This is a relatively new subspecialty and lots of very experienced prolapse surgeons are not urogynecologists. You should go first to your general ob/gyn for initial evaluation. Some urologists also deal with this. ...Read more
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