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
- 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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