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What are the alternatives to bladder prolapse surgery?

What are the alternatives to bladder prolapse surgery?

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

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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Is there an alternative to surgery for severe bladder prolapse?

Is there an alternative to surgery for severe bladder prolapse?

Pessary: A device can be fitted in the vagina to hold things in place. It's called a pessary and there are many different types and sizes. See a specialist for a evaluation. ...Read more

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Do insurance companies ever cover surgery for a bladder prolapse if its causing severe pain?

Do insurance companies ever cover surgery for a bladder prolapse if its causing severe pain?

Almost always: I have never yet encountered denial for bladder prolapse surgery. Women do not need to wait for severe pain to have bladder prolapse corrected. ...Read more

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I am facing my 2nd surgery for uterine/bladder prolapse. Is there a greater risk for incontinence this time? And can this happen over and over?

I am facing my 2nd surgery for uterine/bladder prolapse.   Is there a greater risk for incontinence this time?  And can this happen over and over?

Depends: Surgical skill is important, but your underlining condition is a problem. Did you go for 2 nd opinion. What is the success rate of this surgeon with other patients? ...Read more

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Had vaginal hyst with post/ant repair in may, last few days notice a little bulge and scared me. Does bladder prolapse this soon after hyst? I don't want more surgery. What are my options?

Had vaginal hyst with post/ant repair in may, last few days notice a little bulge and scared me. Does bladder prolapse this soon after hyst? I don't want more surgery. What are my options?

Exam: First you need to know what is happening. See your doctor for an exam. If you feel a bulge at the opening of the vagina, then there probably is something prolapsing again. Unfortunately that does happen. ...Read more

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Diastatis recti plus bladder prolapse with bowel involvement wondering about surgery have also diabetes and myofascial pain syndrome?

Diastatis recti plus bladder prolapse with bowel involvement wondering about surgery have also diabetes and myofascial pain syndrome?

Multidisciplinary: Sounds like you may need to see both a urogynecologist for your prolapse symptoms and a general surgeon for the rectus diastasis. Also, your pcp should be involved to make sure your diabetes is well controlled so that you can heal well after surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bladder prolapse problem?

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

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What do you think I should do with a bladder prolapse?

Surgical repair: A cystocele repair is needed to permanently prevent the prolapse from recurring. ...Read more