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My mom has a cystocele, so am I likely to get it later?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
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In brief: Higher risk
Cystocele or any form of pelvic organ prolapse is like a hernia.
The number one risk factor is genetics. Factors such as shape of our pelvic bones, strength of our collagen are inherited. Other lifestyle factors are number of pregnancies and vaginal deliveries. Factors you can modify are: keep pelvic muscles healthy by doing kegels, avoid chronic constipation, maintain normal weight.

In brief: Higher risk
Cystocele or any form of pelvic organ prolapse is like a hernia.
The number one risk factor is genetics. Factors such as shape of our pelvic bones, strength of our collagen are inherited. Other lifestyle factors are number of pregnancies and vaginal deliveries. Factors you can modify are: keep pelvic muscles healthy by doing kegels, avoid chronic constipation, maintain normal weight.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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In brief: Unknown
Cystocele is a hernia of the tissue between the bladder and anterior (front) vaginal wall, leading to a protrusion of the bladder into the vagina.
Cystocele, and other types of pelvic organ prolapse, is multifactorial in origin. The most common source of the problem is trauma from previous childbirth. Genetics, however, likely do play a component as well.

In brief: Unknown
Cystocele is a hernia of the tissue between the bladder and anterior (front) vaginal wall, leading to a protrusion of the bladder into the vagina.
Cystocele, and other types of pelvic organ prolapse, is multifactorial in origin. The most common source of the problem is trauma from previous childbirth. Genetics, however, likely do play a component as well.
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