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Bladder Prolapse

The bladder bulges through the vaginal wall
Things to know:

Things to know:

- Bladder Prolapse also called fallen prolapse, happens when the bladder falls into the front wall of the vagina
- Bladder prolapse is common among women, with symptoms varying based on each individual
- Women who have had multiple pregnancies have a higher risk of Cystocele

About Bladder Prolapse

About Bladder Prolapse

Bladder prolapse occurs when a woman’s bladder sticks through the vaginal front wall. Anterior vaginal wall prolapse is the name for this form of prolapse. Bladder prolapse is mainly caused by the tissues of the vaginal walls weakening and straining. Women’s bladders might enlarge and leak into the vaginal canal.

Symptoms of Bladder prolapse

Symptoms of Bladder prolapse

Symptoms of bladder prolapse will depend on the level of severity and cause due to which it occurred. Below are some of the common known cystocele prolapse symptoms

Causes of Bladder Prolapse

Causes of Bladder Prolapse

There can be several reasons behind bladder prolapse. However, one of the major and most common causes of cystocele prolapse is stress caused to the vagina during pregnancies, especially in women who have had vaginal deliveries or in women who are at risk of having complicated childbirth.

Stages of bladder prolapse

Stages of bladder prolapse

The severity of bladder prolapse can be measured in several stages. A commonly used grading done for stages is:

To ascertain the prolapsed stage, many experts use the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system to measure in centimeters where the prolapse is in relation to the vaginal opening.

Diagnosis of Bladder Prolapse

Diagnosis of Bladder Prolapse

A medical history and a pelvic exam can help diagnose the stage of bladder prolapse. The doctor may ask you to lay down in a certain position so as to access the severity of the prolapse and determine which area of the vagina is protruding. 

Bladder prolapse treatment

Bladder prolapse treatment

Some women with bladder prolapse do not have any severe bothersome symptoms and therefore do not require any treatment. Women whose flow of urine is being blocked or feel pressured and heaviness around the vagina are the ones who need to seek treatment.

Below are some of the ways to fix a prolapsed bladder without surgery

Other than these, there are ways to fix a prolapsed bladder, i.e. through surgery or medication. The way to fix or the treatment will depend on the severity of the bladder damage.

FAQs
FAQs

The best way to fix a prolapsed bladder depends on every individual’s case. However, laparoscopic surgery is one of the best surgeries done for prolapsed bladder.

After surgery, it takes approximately 1-2 weeks to recover from open surgery fully. During the time of recovery, it is recommended to avoid any lifting.

After prolapse surgery, you might need to stay for 2-3 days in the hospital. Women with serious complications might have to stay a bit longer after the surgery.