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What are the treatment options for bladder prolapse?

What are the treatment options for bladder prolapse?

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 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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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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Im suffering from rectocele and bladder prolapse. What kind of doctor do I see and what are the options?

Im suffering from rectocele and bladder prolapse. What kind of doctor do I see and what are the options?

Experienced: Most prolapse surgery is done by gynecologists specially trained and experienced in pelvic prolapse repair. Those who have chosen to do that exclusively are called urogynecologists. This is a relatively new subspecialty and lots of very experienced prolapse surgeons are not urogynecologists. You should go first to your general ob/gyn for initial evaluation. Some urologists also deal with this. ...Read more

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What does a bladder prolapse look like?

What does a bladder prolapse look like?

Bladder Prolapse: There is a color diagram at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/bladder-prolapse-(cystocele) ...Read more

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Bladder prolapse at 20 years old, what to do?

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

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Is sagging vaginal walls the same as a bladder prolapse?

Is sagging vaginal walls the same as a bladder prolapse?

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 more

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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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How does vag estrogen help with bladder prolapse?

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

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His a bladder prolapse postmenopause a slow progression?

His a bladder prolapse postmenopause a slow progression?

Rephrase question: please, as it is it doesn't really make sense. If you are asking if menopause slows bladder prolapse progression, probably not. It might make it worse if you are not on hormone replacement. See a urogynecologist for an assessment and advice. ...Read more