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Fallen Bladder

Fallen Bladder Causes

A fallen bladder is caused by the muscle straining especially when giving birth. Other activities that also causes muscle straining are lifting of heavy objects and during constipation. It can also be caused by deficiency of the hormone estrogen which keep the muscles strong. It has also be associated with aging women during their menopausal stage when supply of estrogen drops off.

Fallen Bladder Definition

Fallen bladder is also called cystocele. This condition occurs when the wall in between the bladder and the vagina becomes weak allowing the bladder to fall into the vagina and causing problems emptying the bladder. A bladder that dropped off from the normal position may cause problems unwanted leakage of urine and the bladder emptied incompletely. A fallen bladder also stretches the opening of the urethra which cause urine to leak out when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or any movement putting pressure on the bladder.

Fallen Bladder Diagnosis

Diagnosis for a fallen bladder can be done by taking note of the symptoms and by running a complete physical examination of the vagina. X rays of the bladder are also taken which is done during urination to reveal the shape of the bladder.

Fallen Bladder Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms for Fallen bladder includes difficulty urinating, unwanted urine leakage when laughing, coughing or sneezing.

Fallen Bladder Treatment

Treatment for a fallen bladder may not be necessary for mild cystocele cases. However, in severe cases, one may need surgery. Physicians only recommend patients having mild cases to avoiding lifting heavy objects or any activity that could strain the muscles more. A pessary is also given in mild cases. This is a device installed in the vagina to help hold the bladder. Surgeries are done for serious cases aimed at moving and keeping the bladder at its normal position.

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