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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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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's the treatment for a woman's cystocele?

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 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 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?

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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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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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 is the definition or description of: Cystocele?

What is the definition or description of: Cystocele?

Cystocele: Cystocele = Anterior prolapse of bladder- bladder bulges into vagina due to weakening of tissue between bladder and vaginal wall. ...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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My mom has a cystocele, so am I likely to get it later?

Higher risk: Cystocele or any form of pelvic organ prolapse is like a hernia. The number one risk factor is genetics. Factors such as shape of our pelvic bones, strength of our collagen are inherited. Other lifestyle factors are number of pregnancies and vaginal deliveries. Factors you can modify are: keep pelvic muscles healthy by doing kegels, avoid chronic constipation, maintain normal weight. ...Read more

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How common are bladder mesh problems after cystocele repair?

How common are bladder mesh problems after cystocele repair?

Bladder mesh problem: The incidence of bladder mesh complications (infection/pain/erosion/retention/....) is actually very "low" if properly applied/implanted. One should be careful and ascertain the physician's expertise in these specific surgical procedures: obviously, i would trust a reputable individual that is experienced and can demonstrate his/her expertise...... ...Read more

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Does a cystocele always present itself as a bulge at rest and bearing down?

Does a cystocele always present itself as a bulge at rest and bearing down?

Not always: Sometimes mild cystoceles don't bulge out unless you're bearing down. Severe cystoceles bulge out at rest. Sometimes it's an enterocele or rectocele that bulges out. You have to have a pelvic exam to really tell the difference between those three. Sometimes you can have all three bulging out. ...Read more

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Do you have vaginal dryness with a cystocele or are these TWO separate issues?

Do you have vaginal dryness with a cystocele or are these TWO separate issues?

Somewhat related: Vaginal dryness and cystoceles are both more common after menopause so they can travel together. A large cystocele can become irritated and dry. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do you get vulvar dryness feeling with a cystocele or is it two separate issues?

Do you get vulvar dryness feeling with a cystocele or is it two separate issues?

Separate: Try this can occur from variety of reasons including hormonal. The cystocele is a different type of process with tissue slippage. It is not related to the dryness ...Read more

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Supposing I have surgery to correct my cystocele (mild prolapse), will this be a sure fix and correct it?

No. : I would only recommend surgery to repair a cystocele if it is causing you significant problems. There really is no such thing as a sure fix. All procedures used to repair cystocele have a failure rate. If your problem happens to worsen over time it can be repaired later. Their is no danger in waiting. ...Read more

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What happens if I have surgery to correct my cystocele (mild prolapse), will this be a sure fix and correct it?

20 % relapse: There is no sure fix for a cystocele and recurrence rates of as high as 20 % after two years have been reported in the medical literature. The rate increase as time progresses. ...Read more

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I had a total diVinci hyster 11/14. I now have gr 3 rectocele and 3 cystocele. Could they have happened from the hyster? When should I have it repaire

Here are some ...: The cystorectocele to a degree after hysterectomy is nothing uncommon, but indicates you have weak pelvic supporting muscles & tissues, which may in turn predispose its recurrence although surgical repair may be inevitable. As to when and how to repair it, that should be decided after proper evaluation & counseling though collaborating with surgical specialist of such procedures. Best wish ... ...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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