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Prolapsed Bladder

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Follow-up for Prolapsed Bladder

A woman undergoing treatment should schedule follow-up visits with her doctor to evaluate progress. Pessaries need to be removed and cleaned at regular intervals to prevent complications.

Prolapsed Bladder Prevention

To prevent a prolapsed bladder, a high-fiber diet and a daily intake of plenty of fluids can reduce a person’s risk of developing constipation. Straining during bowel movements should be avoided, if possible. Women with long-term constipation should seek medical attention in order to lessen the chance of developing a prolapsed bladder.

Heavy lifting is associated with prolapsed bladder and should be avoided, if possible.

Obesity is a risk factor for developing a prolapsed bladder. Weight control may help prevent this condition from developing.

Outlook for a Prolapsed Bladder

A prolapsed bladder is rarely a life-threatening condition. Most cases that are mild can be treated without surgery, and most severe prolapsed bladders can be completely corrected with surgery.

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on July 18, 2012
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