Characteristics of a Cystocele
- A cystocele is also known as a ‘dropped bladder’ or “prolapsed bladder’. These terms are interchangeable but refer to the same condition.
- A cystocele is a weakened wall between the bladder and vagina, which results in the bladder dropping into the vagina.
- There are varying grades of cystocele, which will affect the number and severity of symptoms present.
Causes of a Cystocele
- Muscle strains are a common cause for a cystocele. Giving birth puts a large amount of stress on the body, which in return could cause weakening of the wall between the bladder and vagina. Heavy lifting and constipation may also cause a muscle strain that could lead to cystocele.
- Cystocele can also form from the weakening of the muscles during menopause when estrogen levels decrease.
Which type of Urinary Incontinence is impacting your life?
There are a number of different types of urinary incontinence that affect women. The cause for each is different and symptoms may vary, but each condition of urinary incontinence could hinder day-to-day life and requires urological supplies and medical intervention.
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