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Conditions

Cystocele

Discomfort in the lower stomach

A cystocele is a fallen bladder, which occurs when the wall between a woman’s bladder and her vagina is torn by childbirth, resulting in the bladder bulging or dropping towards the vagina. Cases range from mild to severe and treatment usually depends on the severity of the condition. A mild cystocele, which may be noticed by a physician or nurse, but hasn’t bothered the patient, doesn’t necessarily require treatment. However, in cases of moderate and severe prolapse, symptoms can be bothersome and can lead to women experiencing difficulties emptying their bladder, as well as feeling of pressure in the pelvis and vagina, especially when bearing down. This can lead to repeated bladder infections, urinary incontinence and pain during sex. Prevention is often better than cure, and the chances of a prolapse occurring can be reduced by doing regular pelvic floor exercises, treating and preventing constipation, avoiding too much weight gain, and ensuring that the man in your life does all the heavy lifting!

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There is something coming out from my vagina like meat





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I have a rectocele which I am due surgery for in November, however I have had reoccurring urine infections (every 2 weeks) for 10 months, very minimal bladder control too. Could this be a cyctocele?





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Hi I was just diagnosed with this last night...I have a catheter inside me till I go to the urologist Monday morning... I'm so scared cuz I don't know what caused this... Does anyone know what caused theirs? I have one child but she was a c section baby and is now 7....





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Iam 72 and noticed something whitest at the opening of the vagina and when I touch after I feel a burning





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I had prolapse surgery for my bladder but it didn't hold. It is completely protruding from my body and I can feel it when I walk. Is this any harm to my bladder Until I can have surgery It is like a hernia on the outside..





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I am a 19 year old female and the front of my vagina (the skin that you see when you stand up and your legs are shut) is a big bulge. Side on it sticks out further than my legs and belly. It is really embarrassing and prevents me from wearing certain clothes. Is there anyway I could get rid of it? Is there something wrong with me? I am that self conscious about it that I have actually tried putting on weight (20kg) to hide it better.. Please help me!





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I had one put in December 1 and every time me and my husband have sex I pee blood please help





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I had a anterior repair 4weeks ago but can still feel a bulge when i sit down.is this normal.begining to feel like my operation has failed.can anyone help me





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Hi, I've had Bladder Wall Repair about 3 weeks ago the only problem I have is now I'm incontinent which I did not have before the opp, so if the leaking would stop I would be made up the opp would be a success! I've been in touch with the hospital and they have told me if it is no better to come up there right away, that is what I will be doing if it does not get any better! anyone else had the same?





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My doctor advised me to cut out caffiene as it is a stimulant and the worse thing for incontinance. I now use decaf t bags and it has made a tremendous difference.

Hey I'm a 59 year old man, I went to the emergency room today to find out why my left testicle is swollen and I was told that I have cystocoel and was scheduled an appointment with neurologist. After I returned home,I tried to lookup the diagnosis and all that I could find is for women my question is can a man get cystocoel also or is this the wrong diagnosis.





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You might have misunderstood the Doctor. Sounds like you may have a hydrocele


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