Medical Dictionary: Fallen bladder
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Fallen bladder: Another name for Cystocele.
Fallen bladder (condition): Bladder falls down into the vagina.
Fallen bladder: 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.
More information on medical condition: Cystocele:
- Introduction: Cystocele
- Basic Summary for Cystocele
- Causes of Cystocele
- Risk Factors for Cystocele
- Symptoms of Cystocele
- Complications of Cystocele
- Diagnostic Tests for Cystocele
- Treatments for Cystocele
1. excerpt from Cystocele (Fallen Bladder): NIDDK
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