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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?

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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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 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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What is the difference between bladder sling for incontinince and sling for bladder prolapse?

What is the difference between bladder sling for incontinince and sling for bladder prolapse?

See below: A bladder sling is used to treat stress urinary incontinence in women and is usually made of a strip of surgical mesh, or less often autologous fascia, usually inserted through one vaginal incision and two small abdominal incisions. Bladder suspension refers to surgery that helps place a sagging bladder back into its normal position using adjacent autologous fascia, or less often transvaginal mesh ...Read more

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What are the signs of bladder prolapse after hysterectomy 2 months, and is it dangerous and can it be fixed? Thank you.

What are the signs of bladder prolapse after hysterectomy 2 months, and is it dangerous and can it be fixed? Thank you.

Bulge: Most women describe a feeling like a bulge in their vagina. If your bladder has prolapsed, you can put your finger down and feel a ball-like structure poking out between your labia. Women also describe a pressure sensation. It's not dangerous save for the fact that sometimes puts you at increased risk for bladder infections. Yes it can definitely be fixed with pessary or surgery. See your md! ...Read more

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