Cystocele Incontinence

What is a Cystocele?

  • A cystocele is a weakened wall between the bladder and vagina
  • It can also be referred to as a ‘dropped bladder’ or ‘prolapsed bladder’
  • The result of the weakened wall between the bladder and vagina is that the bladder droops into the vagina
  • There are varying grades of cystocele, from mild to severe.

What can cause a Cystocele?

  • Muscle strains
    • From giving birth
    • Heavy lifting
    • Constipation
  • Weakening of the muscles due to lower levels of estrogen during menopause

This is an image of a normal female urinary tract from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. In a cystocele, the bladder drops into the vagina.

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For additional information on Cystocele,
you can visit these websites:
nationalassociationforcontinence.org
webmd.com
nationalinstituteonaging.gov
everydayhealth.com
Source: “Cystocele.” National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
National Institutes of Health, 29 June 2012.
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/Cystocele/index.aspx

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