Normal position of the bladder in relation to the prolapsed bladder (cystocele)
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Anterior vaginal prolapse, also known as a cystocele (SIS-Toe-Seel) or prolapse of the bladder, occurs when the bladder leaves its normal position in the pelvis and presses against the wall of the vagina.Anterior prolapse (cystocele) Treatment Khammam
- Organs in the pelvis – including the bladder, uterus, and intestines – are usually held in place by the muscles and connective tissue of the pelvic floor. Anterior prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor weakens or when there is excessive pressure on the pelvic floor. This can happen over time, during vaginal childbirth, or with chronic constipation, severe coughing, or lifting heavy objects.
- The anterior prolapse is treatable. For mild or moderate prolapse, nonsurgical treatment is often effective. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to keep the vagina and other pelvic organs in their correct position.
In mild cases of previous prolapse, you may not notice any signs or symptoms. When signs and symptoms appear, they can include:Anterior prolapse (cystocele) Treatment Khammam
- A feeling of fullness or pressure in your pelvis and vagina
- In some cases, a swelling of the tissues in your vagina that you can see or feel
- Increased pelvic pressure when forcing, coughing, lowering, or lifting
- Problems passing urine, including difficulty starting a urine stream, feeling like you cannot empty your bladder completely after urinating, urinating frequently, or leaking urine (urinary incontinence)
Your pelvic floor is made up of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that support your bladder and other pelvic organs. The connections between your pelvic organs and your ligaments can weaken over time or as a result of birth trauma or chronic stress. When this happens, your bladder may slide deeper than normal and swell in your vagina (anterior prolapse).Anterior prolapse (cystocele) Treatment Khammam
Causes of the stress on the pelvic floor are:
- Pregnancy and vaginal delivery
- Be overweight or obese
- Repeated lifting of heavy loads
- Stress with stool
- A chronic cough or bronchitis
These factors can increase your risk of earlier prolapse:
- Pregnancy and childbirth. Women who had a vaginal or instrumental delivery, had multiple pregnancies, or whose infants were high at birth are at higher risk of earlier prolapse.
- Aging. Your risk of earlier prolapse increases with age. This is especially true after menopause, when your body’s production of estrogen – which helps keep your pelvic floor strong – decreases.
- Hysterectomy. Removing your uterus can contribute to pelvic floor weakness, but it is not always the case.
- Genetically. Some women are born with weaker connective tissue, which makes them more prone to anterior prolapse.
- Obesity. Overweight or obese women are at higher risk of earlier prolapse.Anterior prolapse (cystocele) Treatment Khammam