Repair of Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele) or Urethra Prolapse (Urethrocele)
Why It Is Done
Repair of the bladder and urethra is done to manage symptoms such as pressure on the vaginal wall from the movement of those organs, difficulty urinating, urinary incontinence, and painful intercourse. If you are experiencing involuntary release of urine (urinary incontinence), further testing may be needed to find out what procedure is needed.
Bladder and urethral prolapse often occur with the prolapse of other pelvic organs, so tell your doctor about any other symptoms you have. If your doctor finds a Reference uterine prolapse Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window, Reference rectocele Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window, or small bowel prolapse (Reference enterocele Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window) during your routine pelvic examination, that problem can also be repaired during surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: October 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology