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Cystocele is a typical women’s condition usually well-known underthe name prolapsed bladder. Cystocele is the term used for the state when thetissue, which is located between the bladder and the vaginal wall, allows thebladder to bulge into the vagina, and this happens because the tissue growsweaker and extends. Cystocele usually appears when the muscles that propup the pelvic organs are strained, which is usually during vaginal childbirth,chronic constipation as well as during aggressive coughing and lifting heavythings.

Cystocele can be mild and in that case the operation is notnecessary, but when cystocele is severe the surgical procedure is important andrecommended in order for vagina and pelvic organs to stay in their usualplaces. Symptoms are usual even not noticeable when the mild cystocele is inquestion. But when they appear, the person who suffers from this disease oftenfeels some kind of pressure or heaviness in her groin area, especially if shestands for a long time. The patient usually complains that she has recurringbladder infections and that she feels that her bladder is not totally emptiedafter urinating. Increased uneasiness while coughing, lifting, bearingdown, or straining is also one of the symptoms of cystocele, as well asuncontrolled urination while coughing, laughing, or sneezing. The womencan also feel pain during the sexual intercourse or even have vaginal leakage.Protruding of the bulged tissue through the vaginal opening and the feeling ofsitting on an egg, which usually disappears when lying, is one of the signsthat may also occur.

The severe cystocele can be very serious because it brings many problemsto the bladder, for example, it can bring many infections. The urinating can bevery discomfort able and painful. If the person notices some of the symptoms,such as above mentioned, it is very important to pay a visit to thephysician. There are several ways how each person can alleviate thesymptoms of cystocele by oneself. For example, it is highly recommended to do Keelexercise which can help the pelvic floor muscles making them stronger. Pelvicfloor muscles are the muscles that we use to end urination. This exerciseconsists of 10 to 15 repetitions of pulling in, holding thus, and relaxingthese muscles. It should be done three times a day. Keel exercises are mosteffective when using biofeedback. It is also advisable not to gain weight,not to lift heavy thing, not to smoke, and to control constipation withhigh-fiber foods in order to ease he symptoms of cystocele.

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