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Prolapsed Bladder (cont.)

Medications

Estrogen replacement therapy may be used to help the body strengthen the muscles in and around the vagina. Estrogen replacement therapy may be contraindicated (such as in a people with certain types of cancer). Women's bodies stop creating estrogen naturally after menopause, and the muscles of the vagina may weaken as a result. In mild cases of prolapsed bladder, estrogen may be prescribed in an attempt to reverse bladder prolapse symptoms, such as vaginal weakening and incontinence. For more severe degrees of prolapse, estrogen replacement therapy may be used along with other types of treatment. Estrogen can be administered orally as a pill or topically as a patch orcream.The cream has very little systemic absorption and has a potent effect locally where it is applied.Topical administration hasless risk than the oral preparations.The application of estrogens to the anterior vagina and urethral area may be very helpful in alleviating urinary symptoms, such as urgency and frequency, even in the face of prolapsed bladder.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014
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