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Bladder ProlapseThe female reproductive organs — and the surrounding organs and structures — are kept in place by muscle and fascia, forming a thin fibrous sheet. If the muscles give way and weaken, the fascia is there to catch shifting organs. But fascia isn’t strong enough to be a weight-bearing support, and under pressure, it can quickly break down.
So when the muscles and tissue that separate your vaginal vault from your bladder break down, the fascia can’t provide enough support, and your bladder “drops.” A prolapsed bladder, also known as a dropped bladder for obvious reasons, can interfere with sexual intercourse and with day to day life. In severe cases, your bladder can drop into the opening of your vagina.
One form of bladder prolapse is called cystocele or anterior prolapse. Regardless what you call it or how bad your symptoms are, bladder prolapse is a treatable condition in our gynecology NYC center in Midtown Manhattan. The treatment usually involves surgery, but most women respond well to the procedure.
Bladder prolapse should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by your gynecologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to exclude any underlying serious condition.
How Do You Know It’s Bladder Prolapse?
If your bladder has only dropped a little, you may not notice any symptoms. You may not even suspect anything until your next pelvic examination, when your gynecologist mentions that your bladder has dropped a little. Like all conditions, bladder prolapse is a good thing to catch early.
On the other hand, if your condition is more advanced, symptoms may begin to demand attention.
Some of the bladder problems you may notice include:
- Pressure on your bladder that may make you feel an urgency to urinate
- A sense that you can’t fully empty your bladder when you do urinate
- More frequent infections in your bladder
- A full feeling in your vagina
- Pain during intercourse
- Urine leaking during intercourse and at other times
- Problems trying to insert a tampon or applicator
- Symptoms pronounced when standing for a while
Furthermore, your pelvic area feels uncomfortable with strain and coughing. In other words, when you cough, you can feel it in your pelvic region. In severe cases, you may feel something bulging at your vaginal opening. When you sit, it feels like you’re sitting on something.
Regardless, all symptoms should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by your gynecologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to exclude any underlying serious condition.
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