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What exams are done to see if you have a prolapsed bladder?

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An exam of the female genitalia and pelvis, known as a pelvic exam, is needed to diagnose a prolapsed bladder. A bladder that has entered the vagina confirms the diagnosis.

For less obvious cases, your doctor may use a voiding cystourethrogram to help with the diagnosis. It's a series of X-rays that are taken during urination. The doctor may also test or take X-rays of different parts of the belly to rule out other possible causes of discomfort or urinary difficulty.

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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