Prolapsed Bladder: Every WomanÂ’s Future Condition

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American consumers were appalled by the ascending rate of complaints related to the permanent attachment of plastic mesh in the mitigative care for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This situation prompted theU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recommend treatments for vaginal mesh failure.




The front wall of the vagina provides support to the bladder, so these two structures affect each other. As the body advances  through ageing process, the bladder slides into the female reproductive part after the vaginal wall sags. This minor movement may bring irritating complications such as pain in the pelvis and difficulty to control urination.




Bladder prolapse, depending on the signs manifested by the patient, is classified into four levels. When a small portion of the bladder protrudes into the vagina, this is considered grade one prolapse. Since the extent of prolapse is mild, urinary incontinence may be experienced by the patient from time to time. Almost always, this level of bladder prolapse is not associated with any noticeable symptom.




When the bladder has reached the opening of the female genitalia, this level is called grade two prolapse. If grade one prolapse presents symptoms  that may not be readily observable, symptoms of grade two prolapse range from pain on urination to dyspareunia (painful sexual interaction). With prolonged standing and sitting, this type of prolapsed bladder may be exacerbated.




The severe type of bladder prolapse is categorized as grade three if and when the bladder is immediately seen outside the vagina through visual inspection. Also, this is associated with pelvic and vaginal pain, especially in the presence of strenuous activities. Since a portion of the bladder is outside the body, sitting may be difficult. Patients with this level of bladder prolapse are at risk for infections as well.




When the entire bladder is outside of the vaginal canal, this is referred to as complete prolapse;  this is bladder prolapse is in stage four. This type necessitates immediate surgery since total exposure of the bladder may cause it to rupture or be exposed to massive infections. If there is a complete prolapse of the bladder, other types of pelvic organ prolapse are most likely to occur.




Other than pelvic procedures, histories of childbirths, hysterectomies and ยาแก้กระเพาะปัสสาวะอักเสบ multiple pregnancies, problems with the bowel and serious cough may also lead to bladder prolapse. With this, almost every woman is at risk.




A prolapsed bladder is only one among the different kinds of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) that women advancing in years are most concerned about these days. Because it comprises the modern approach, synthetic mesh device has been advocated by most physicians and patients for POP treatment, despite the fact that it also has spurred an increasing number of vaginal mesh lawsuit filed against mesh companies.