Bladder Hernia (Cystocele)

About- Cystocele also called a bladder hernia, anterior prolapse, or prolapsed or dropped bladder, occurs when the supportive tissue between a woman's bladder and vaginal wall weakens and stretches, allowing the bladder to bulge into the vagina.

Symptoms-
A vaginal bulge
 A feeling of fullness or pressure in the pelvis and vagina
 Increased discomfort when you strain, cough, bear down or lift
 A feeling of incomplete urination
 Frequent or urgent urination
 Difficulty starting a urine stream
 Repeated bladder infections
 Pain or urinary leakage during sexual intercourse
 The feeling that something is falling out of the vagina

Causes-
Cystocele occurs due to weak and stretched muscles and supportive tissues between a woman’s bladder and vagina which cause in the bladder sag from its normal position and bulge into the vagina or through the vaginal opening. The conditions that repeatedly strain or increase pressure in the pelvic area are
 Pregnancy and vaginal childbirth
 Being overweight or obese
 Repeated heavy lifting
 Straining with bowel movements
 A chronic cough or bronchitis
 Constipation
 Being overweight or obese

Specialists to Visit
 Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

 Physiotherapist
 Urologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.niddk.nih.gov
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.urologyhealth.org

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