Bladder problems, bladder prolapse tests and assessments

What is bladder prolapse, prolapsed bladder or cystocele?

Prolapse means "to fall out of place". A bladder prolapse (also called cystocele) is a protrusion or sagging of the bladder through into the vagina. This may occur when the supports become stretched or damaged.

What causes bladder problems, bladder prolapse?

The most common cause is tearing of the muscles during childbirth. The bladder is one of several organs in the pelvic floor that may prolapse.

What are common symptoms of a prolapsed bladder?

Symptoms may include:

  • pelvic discomfort
  • back ache
  • bladder problems and urinary problems
  • bowel problems.

Like to book an appointment for a bladder problem assessment and test?

Call us in Sydney on (02) 9790 6969.

What treatment is recommended for bladder prolapse?

Treatment for prolapse should be done by a qualified urogynaecologist. It may either be surgical or conservative (non surgical).

Before any surgery is done, you should have a thorough investigation - including a Urodynamic Study - to ensure there are no other underlying conditions.

At Sydney Urodynamic Centres, we are highly qualified urodynamics specialists. We can conduct tests for bladder prolapse, bladder problems and other urinary problems for you - or through your doctor.

Learn more about bladder prolapse

Click here to download our Prolapse Brochure (PDF)

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You'll ned a referral from your doctor to have a Urodynamic Study done.

Your doctor may have our referral forms. If not, they can download one from this site. Alternatively you can download one and take it to your doctor to complete.

Click here to download a referral form

Like to book an appointment for a bladder problem assessment and test?

Call us in Sydney on (02) 9790 6969.

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