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Bladder Prolapse

Symptoms and Signs of Bladder Prolapse

The symptoms of bladder prolapse can include:

  • Stress incontinence (i.e., involuntary urination due to pressure being placed on the bladder)
  • Difficulty urinating, frequent urination or incomplete voiding of the bladder
  • Low back pain, or discomfort or pain in the vagina, pelvis, lower abdomen or groin
  • Painful intercourse
  • Frequent bladder infections
  • Tissue protruding from the vagina, which may be bleeding and/or tender; in some cases, the woman may need to push organs back up into the vagina to empty her bladder or have a bowel movement
  • Problems inserted tampons or applicators

Women with mild cases of cystocele may not have any of these symptoms. 

Locations for Bladder Prolapse