Introduction: Cystocele


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Cystocele: Bladder falls down into the vagina.

Cystocele: A cystocele (SIS-tuh-seal) occurs when the wall between a woman's bladder and her vagina weakens and lets the bladder droop into the vagina. This condition may cause discomfort and problems with emptying the bladder.

In some women, a fallen bladder stretches the opening into the urethra, causing urine leakage when the woman coughs, sneezes, laughs, or does any action that puts pressure on the bladder. So a bladder that has dropped from its normal position may cause two kinds of problems--unwanted urine leakage and incomplete emptying of the bladder. 1

Researching symptoms of Cystocele: Further information about the symptoms of Cystocele is available including a list of symptoms of Cystocele, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Cystocele: Various information is available about treatments available for Cystocele, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Cystocele: Research more detailed information about the causes of Cystocele, other possibly hidden causes of Cystocele, or other general information about Cystocele.

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

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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