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.
Depends on goals. Depending on symptoms and type and degree of prolapse. There are a number of surgical options. Non surgical can include a device known as a pessary, placed in the vaginal to help the symptoms of prolapse. Biofeedback can be used for bladder control, which may accompany prolapse.
I'm 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.
Bladder Prolapse. There is a color diagram at: http://www. Urologyhealth. Org/urologic-conditions/bladder-prolapse- (cystocele)
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.
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.
Can be. The vagina is shaped like a tube. If the top of the vagina is sagging down there and that is the same as bladder prolapse or what we call a cystocele. If the bottom of the vagina is bulging up then that is what we call a rectocele.
Yes. You can repair a cystocele without having a hysterectomy.
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.
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.