Prolapsed Bladder Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Causes and Risk Factors of a Prolapsed Bladder

Prolapsed bladders are most times a result of natural outcomes of the body due to certain changes. Some factors commonly associated with causing a prolapsed bladder include:

  • Childbirth: This is the most common cause of a prolapsed bladder in women. During delivery, the stress exerted on the vaginal tissues and muscles that support the bladder can result in cystoceles.
  • Menopause: During menopause, the production of estrogen reduces. Estrogen is a hormone that helps maintain the strength and health of muscles in the vagina.
  • Straining: You can cause damage to the muscles of the pelvic floor when you lift heavy objects, straining during bowel movements, or having a long-term condition that involves coughing, or long-term constipation.

Other risk factors include:

  • Family history.
  • Obesity
  • Hysterectomy
  • Constipation and/or repeated muscle straining during bowel movements.
  • Frequent coughing.