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Fallen Bladder

A fallen bladder occurs when the muscles and tissues that support the bladder, uterus, and rectum weaken, causing these organs to slip or bulge into the vagina. It can happen to women of any age, but it is most common among postmenopausal women, those who have had multiple vaginal births, and those who have undergone pelvic surgery.
Nandini Women’s Clinic in Bangalore is a top-notch healthcare provider for women’s health, and their expertise and excellence in treating fallen bladders are unmatched. The clinic’s team of experienced doctors specialises in treating pelvic organ prolapse and offers personalised care to their patients. With their commitment to patient satisfaction and their focus on creating a comfortable and welcoming environment, Nandini Women’s Clinic has established itself as a reliable and trusted healthcare provider to treat gynaecological conditions in Bangalore.

Causes of a Fallen Bladder

The main cause of a fallen bladder is weakened pelvic muscles and tissues, which can be caused by:
  • Pregnancy and childbirth: The pressure of a growing baby during pregnancy and the stress of delivery can weaken the pelvic muscles and tissues.
  • Menopause: The decrease in oestrogen production during menopause can weaken the pelvic muscles and tissues.
  • Ageing: As women age, their pelvic muscles and tissues naturally weaken, which can lead to a fallen bladder.
  • Pelvic surgery: Certain surgeries, such as a hysterectomy, can weaken the pelvic muscles and tissues and increase the risk of a fallen bladder.

Symptoms of a Fallen Bladder:

The symptoms of a fallen bladder vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some women may experience no symptoms, while others may experience:
  • A bulge or lump in the vagina
  • A feeling of pressure or fullness in the pelvis
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence or difficulty urinating
  • Recurrent bladder infections
  • Constipation

Treatment Options:

Mild cases of a fallen bladder may not require treatment, while more severe cases may require surgery. The following are some treatment options for a fallen bladder:
  • Pelvic floor exercises: Also known as Kegel exercises, these exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and reduce symptoms of a fallen bladder.
  • Pessary: A pessary is a small device inserted into the vagina to support the bladder, uterus, or rectum.
  • Surgery: Surgery may be necessary in more severe cases of a fallen bladder. The surgery may involve repairing the weakened tissues or using mesh to support the organs.

Preventing a Fallen Bladder:

Although not all cases of a fallen bladder can be prevented, there are some steps women can take to reduce their risk of developing the condition:
  • Practise good pelvic floor muscle exercises regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid heavy lifting or straining during bowel movements.

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