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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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Dr. Michael Hulse
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Prolapsed Bladder (Definition)

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


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What is the current surgical method of choice for repairing a cystocele resulting from childbirth trauma? Cystocele has resulted in stress incontinence and physical therapy with pelvic health specialist is not enough. Condition is still present 2 years a

What is the current surgical method of choice for repairing a cystocele resulting from childbirth trauma? Cystocele has resulted in stress incontinence and physical therapy with pelvic health specialist is not enough.  Condition is still present 2 years a

Colporrhaphy: The bladder can be elevated back into the normal anatomic position via surgery. Often, the uterus and rectum are falling as well. If the only repair is o the bladder, the failure rate can be quite high. After completion of childbearing, complete vaginal repairs in conjunction with a hysterectomy is generally the most effective treatment. ...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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Could cystocele be repaired using your own tissue?

Yes, it can: Currently, "native tissue repair" is preferred for most women with cystocele. Other prolapse should be ruled out. It is best to go to an experienced vaginal surgeon such as a urogynecologist. I hope this helps ...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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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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Can you b fisted with a cystocele? is it safe?

Yes: it is as safe as being fisted without a cystocele. might cause stretching and make the cystocele worse ...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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What is the definition or description of: cystocele repair?

Hernia repair: A cytocele is a hernia of the pelvic floor in women. Correction of the hernia involves placing the bladder above the area of the hernia and then repairing the hernia so the bladder does not fall back through again. That can be done by using your own tissue, or using grafts. ...Read more

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What methods are being used for cystocele repair since mesh was found to have problems?

What methods are being used for cystocele repair since mesh was found to have problems?

Most repairs can use: Your own tissue and stitches. Mesh is still appropriate in some cases. When used by an experienced gyn surgeon or urogynecologist it has reasonable risks. ...Read more

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