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Are there habits that make dropped bladder more likely?

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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Straining

Chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, a job with heavy lifting, etc.
Puts pressure on the bladder and may increase your risk for prolapse or dropped bladder.

In brief: Straining

Chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, a job with heavy lifting, etc.
Puts pressure on the bladder and may increase your risk for prolapse or dropped bladder.
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Straining

Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure such as heavy lifting, chronic constipation, chronic cough.
Obesity can definitely worsen your symptoms.

In brief: Straining

Anything that increases your intraabdominal pressure such as heavy lifting, chronic constipation, chronic cough.
Obesity can definitely worsen your symptoms.
Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Vaginal deliveries.

A history of one or more vaginal deliveries is the best predictor of vaginal prolapse.
More strenuous activities (heavy lifting and straining) increase the likelihood and severity of the prolapse. The decrease in vaginal collagen production that occurs when the vaginal tissue estrogen levels decrease after menopause accelerates the prolapse.

In brief: Vaginal deliveries.

A history of one or more vaginal deliveries is the best predictor of vaginal prolapse.
More strenuous activities (heavy lifting and straining) increase the likelihood and severity of the prolapse. The decrease in vaginal collagen production that occurs when the vaginal tissue estrogen levels decrease after menopause accelerates the prolapse.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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