Basic Summary for Cystocele


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Main name of condition: Cystocele
Other names or spellings: fallen bladder


What is Cystocele?
  Brief description of Cystocele: Bladder falls down into the vagina.
  Parent types of Cystocele: Bladder conditions, Urinary disorders, Physical conditions, Prolapse, Vagina conditions
  Organs Affected by Cystocele: bladder, vagina
How serious is Cystocele?
  Complications of Cystocele: see complications of Cystocele
What causes Cystocele?
  Cause of Cystocele: Childbirth or other physical exertion
  Causes of Cystocele: A cystocele may result from muscle straining while giving birth. Other kinds of straining--such as heavy lifting or repeated straining during bowel movements--may also cause the bladder to fall. The hormone estrogen helps keep the muscles around the vagina strong. When women go through menopause (when they stop having periods), their bodies stop making estrogen, so the muscles around the vagina and bladder may grow weak. 1
  Class of Condition for Cystocele: physical
  Causes of Cystocele: see causes of Cystocele
  Risk factors for Cystocele: see risk factors for Cystocele
What are the symptoms of Cystocele?
  Symptoms of Cystocele: see symptoms of Cystocele
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cystocele: see treatments for Cystocele

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Cystocele (Fallen Bladder): NIDDK

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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