Prolapsed Bladder (cont.)
Prolapsed Bladder Causes
The following factors are commonly associated with causing a prolapsed bladder:
- Childbirth: This is the most common cause of a prolapsed bladder. The delivery process is stressful on the vaginal tissues and muscles, which support a woman's bladder.
- Menopause: Estrogen, a hormone that helps maintain the strength and health of supporting tissues in the vagina, is not produced after menopause.
- Straining: Lifting heavy objects, straining during bowel movements, having a long-term condition that involves coughing, or having long-term constipation may damage the muscles of the pelvic floor. Also, obesity can put excessive strain on the vaginal support tissues.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/5/2015
George Lazarou, MD, FACOG
Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS
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