King Abdullah Arabic Health Encyclopedia

 Cystocele

The treatment options for cystocele range from no treatment for a mild grade 1 cystocele to surgery for a serious grade 3 cystocele. If a cystocele is not bothersome, the doctor may only recommend avoiding heavy lifting or straining that could cause the cystocele to worsen. A set of pelvic muscle exercises, known as Kegel exercises may help strengthen the muscles of the bladder and vagina and relieve some of the symptoms. If symptoms are moderately bothersome, the doctor may recommend a pessary. A pessary is a device placed in the vagina to hold the bladder in place. Pessaries come in a variety of shapes and sizes to give the most comfortable fit for the patient. Pessaries must be removed regularly to avoid infections or ulcers. Large cystoceles may require surgery to push up the bladder away from the vagina and support it so it will stay in a more normal position

 

 

 

Keywords:
vaginal prolapse, vagina, rectocele, prolapsed rectum, rectal prolapse, cystocele, prolapsed bladder, bladder drop, vaginal vault prolapse, prolapsed vagina, prolapsed uterus, uterine prolapse, enterocele, herniated small bowel, prolapsed urethra, urethral prolapse, urethrocele, cystourethrocele, fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence, stress incontinence, hysterectomy, menopause, estrogen, complete prolapse, procidentia, childbirth, levator ani, pelvic floor relaxation, genital outlet prolapse

Last modified: January 23, 2012