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. 1

More information on medical condition: Cystocele:



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

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