Department of Urology
When the muscles and tissues of the bladder become stretched or weak, the back of the bladder can sag into the vagina, resulting in a cystocele. Also known as a fallen bladder or prolapsed bladder, a cystocele is often uncomfortable and can cause urinary problems. Board certified urologists at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital specialize in female urology. They are experts at diagnosing and treating women who have cystoceles. Through personalized attention and state-of-the art technology, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital urologic surgeons correct fallen bladders and return women to good urologic health.
Factors contributing to an increased risk for developing a fallen bladder include:
Women with a fallen bladder may experience the following symptoms:
Your urologist will conduct a variety of tests to determine if you have a fallen bladder:
Depending upon the severity of your cystocele and other factors, including age and health, your urologist will recommend an individualized treatment plan which may include:
You will receive a thorough diagnostic examination and receive clinically-proven treatment by a board-certified urologist who specializes in female urologic health. Our goal is to alleviate or eliminate symptoms so patients can confidently resume everyday activities. Appointments are confidential and private.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital practices a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, collaborating with colleagues in other medical specialties. If your urologist discovers that an underlying illness has contributed to your cystocele, you will be referred to an appropriate BWFH/BWH physician for an evaluation.
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