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What kind of condition is a cystocele?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
22 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer. great collaboration. wishing you'all the best
Dr. Andrew Siegel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAYsx0RlKws my video covers it well.
Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Vaginal hernia

Pelvic organ prolapse includes: cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele (bulging rectal wall), uterine prolapse (dropped womb) and vaginal vault prolapse (bulge in women who've had hysterectomy).
It occurs not becasue there is anything wrong with the bladder but weakness in the ligament, connective tissue & muscles that should hold the bladder in place.

In brief: Vaginal hernia

Pelvic organ prolapse includes: cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele (bulging rectal wall), uterine prolapse (dropped womb) and vaginal vault prolapse (bulge in women who've had hysterectomy).
It occurs not becasue there is anything wrong with the bladder but weakness in the ligament, connective tissue & muscles that should hold the bladder in place.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. George Klauber
Excellent supplimental answer
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