Bladder prolapse (cystocele)

Cystocele.

A bladder prolapse (cystocele) occurs when the tissues and muscles that hold the bladder in place get weak or damaged. This causes the bladder to move from its normal position and press against the front wall of the vagina. This is also called anterior vaginal wall prolapse.

Current as of: November 22, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine

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