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Are prolapsed bladders linked with menopause?

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Prolapsed bladders are commonly associated with menopause. Prior to menopause, women’s bodies create the hormone estrogen, which helps keep the muscles in and around the vagina strong. Women’s bodies stop creating as much estrogen after menopause, and those muscles tend to weaken as a result.

From: Prolapsed Bladder WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA Safety Communication: "UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse," July 13, 2011.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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FDA Safety Communication: "UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse," July 13, 2011.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 27, 2018

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