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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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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 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 would I know if I have cystocele?

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

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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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What is the treatment for cystocele?

What is the treatment for cystocele?

Lots of options: The treatment is really based on your expectations and desires. Options include, pessaries, pelvic floor physical therapy, behavioral modifications such as weight loss and smoking cessation, and surgery. The great news is cystoceles are not life threatening and you can work through lots of different options if you desire. ...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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