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Pessaries For Bladder Prolapse
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
I just started using a pessary for prolapsed bladder. I now have the begginings of a yeast infection. Can I treat it with the pessary in me?
Can a pessary be worn for a grade 1/mild bladder prolapse? Also what in your experience the success rate? ( no complications etc)
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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