Cystocele (Fallen or Prolapsed Bladder): Symptoms & Treatment
The muscle between a woman’s vagina and bladder stretches or weakens, resulting in a prolapsed, herniated, dropped, or fallen bladder. Risk factors include vaginal births, obesity, family history, hysterectomies, and a drop in estrogen.
What are the symptoms of a cystocele?
A cystocele can be diagnosed based on a patient’s symptoms and a vaginal examination, as well as certain tests such as measuring the bladder’s ability to hold and release urine.
What happens during and after surgery for a cystocele?
A moderate or severe cystocele may necessitate reconstructive surgery to return the bladder to its normal position, which can be done in a number of ways, including an anterior repair. For women who do not intend to have sexual intercourse again, surgeries that sew the vaginal opening shut are effective.
What can be expected after treatment for a cystocele?
Women who smoke, are diabetic, or have had a hysterectomy are at higher risk for complications, but certain risk factors, such as heavy physical work, being overweight, and constipation, can be controlled.
How do you know if your bladder has dropped?
Symptoms of a Bladder Prolapse
- Discomfort or pain in the pelvis.
- Tissue protruding from the vaginal canal (the tissue may be tender and bleed. )
- Difficulty urinating.
- A feeling that the bladder is not empty immediately after urinating (incomplete voiding).
What is a mild Cystocele?
When the bladder droops only a short distance into the vagina, it is called a grade 1 cystocele; when the bladder droops far enough into the vagina, it is called a grade 2 cystocele; and when the bladder bulges out through the opening of the vagina, it is called a grade 3 cystocele.
How do I know if I have Cystocele or Rectocele?
Signs and Symptoms
- Urine leakage while laughing, sneezing, or coughing.
- Incomplete bladder emptying after urination.
- Pain or pressure in the pelvis.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
What does a prolapse feel like inside?
a dragging discomfort inside your vagina. feeling like something is coming down into your vagina u2013 it may feel like you’re sitting on a small ball. feeling or seeing a bulge or lump in or coming out of your vagina.
What happens if prolapse is left untreated?
If left untreated, prolapse can either stay the same or worsen over time; in rare cases, severe prolapse can result in kidney obstruction or urinary retention (inability to pass urine), which can lead to kidney damage or infection.
Can you feel a prolapsed uterus with your finger?
In order to empty their bowels, some women may need to insert a finger into their vagina and push the bowel back into place. Women with uterine prolapse may experience a dragging or heaviness in their pelvic area, which is often described as “feeling like my insides are falling out.”
How do you fix a Cystocele without surgery?
If you have symptoms of anterior prolapse, your first line of defense is to:
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises, also known as Kegel exercises or Kegels, are exercises that help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles so they can better support your bladder and other pelvic organs.
What is the best treatment for Cystocele?
What is the most effective cystocele treatment?
- Physical therapy
- Vaginal pessary (a vaginal support device)
- Medications such as estrogen replacement therapy
- Kegel exercises (pelvic floor strengthening exercises)
Can you feel Cystocele?
Symptoms of cystocele include a feeling of heaviness or fullness in the pelvis, a visible bulge in the vaginal canal, and aching or pressure in the lower belly or pelvis.
What should you not do with a prolapse?
Avoid lifting, straining, or pulling if you have pelvic organ prolapse, and try not to be on your feet for long periods of time if at all possible. Some women find that standing a lot causes them to feel more pressure.
How do they fix Cystocele and Rectocele?
The doctor will make two cuts in the vaginal wall, exposing the tissue between the vagina and the bladder, as well as the tissue between the vagina and the rectum, and will attempt to support these organs by wrapping tissue around them.
How come when I poop a lump comes out?
A rectal prolapse occurs when a portion of your rectum (back passage) slides out through your anus (bottom opening), forming a lump. It may occur only when you have a bowel movement at first, but it may eventually become permanent.
Can you push a prolapse back into place?
You may be able to push a rectal prolapse back into place as soon as it occurs if you or your child has one.
Can a prolapse make you feel I ll?
A heavy dragging sensation in the vagina or lower back. A lump in the vagina or outside the vagina. Urinary issues such as a slow stream, a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, frequency, urgency, and stress urinary incontinence are all signs of prolapse.
Can you feel pelvic prolapse?
Women with pelvic organ prolapse may experience uncomfortable pressure during physical activity or sex, as well as seeing or feeling a bulge or “something coming out” of the vagina. Other symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse include: Seeing or feeling a bulge or “something coming out” of the vagina.