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What Is a Prolapsed Bladder?

What Is a Prolapsed Bladder?

A prolapsed bladder is a condition native to women developed when the supporting tissue between the bladder and vaginal wall weakens and stretches to bulge into the vagina.

Because the pelvic floor muscles are what help support your bladder and if weakness is not addressed, your bladder is likely to fall out. A prolapsed bladder is one of the most personal matters any woman can go through & it will NOT disappear on its own.

Causes  & Symptoms of a Prolapsed Bladder

Causes  & Symptoms of a Prolapsed Bladder

Here at Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, we are very familiar with the treatment for a prolapsed bladder. Seeing a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist has helped a significant percentage of women and the results can be life-changing.

When your bladder drops, there are many reasons for it. Some are related to issues after pregnancy and others are related to years of weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. Because the pelvic floor muscles are what help support your bladder and if weakness is not addressed, your bladder is likely to fall out.

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following prolapsed bladder signs & symptoms:

  • Discomfort or pain in the pelvis
  • Difficulty urinating
  • A feeling that the bladder is not empty immediately after urinating (incomplete voiding)
  • Stress incontinence
  • Frequent bladder infections
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Low back pain

Our Prolapsed Bladder Treatments

Our Prolapsed Bladder Treatments

  • Biofeedback- A technique that uses a specialized tool to monitor a patient’s muscle contractions in the pelvic region. This tool helps patients learn how to perform pelvic floor contractions and strengthening exercises correctly.

  • Joint Mobilization- You will perform joint mobilization exercises to help loosen the joints and ease the symptoms. Your pelvic floor physical therapist may also mobilize the joints manually, which can speed up the joint mobilization process.

  • Relocation, Stretching, & Myofascial Release- Your pelvic floor physical therapist will guide you through stretching exercises where you will practice special breathing techniques to further decrease tightness. Your pelvic floor physical therapist may use a manual massage technique called myofascial release to break up tight muscle tissue.

  • Strengthening Exercises- our pelvic floor physical therapist will guide you through exercises that are specifically designed to strengthen the weak muscles in your pelvic floor and core.

Want Help to Decide if Prolapsed Bladder Physical Therapy is Right For You?

Want Help to Decide if Prolapsed Bladder Physical Therapy is Right For You?

Frequently Asked Questions About Prolapsed Bladder

Frequently Asked Questions About Prolapsed Bladder

Prolapse affects up to 50% of all women who have had a vaginal delivery. One in nine women will have surgery for prolapse or incontinence in her lifetime, but it doesn’t have to be that way with our pelvic floor physical therapy specialist who can help you avoid unnecessary surgery!

Nothing good!

Over time your prolapse bladder may stay the same or worsen. In rare cases, prolapse can obstruct the kidney preventing urine to pass through resulting in kidney damage or infection.

This is NOT true! Many traditional medical physicians recommend surgery right away for prolapse conditions and say it won’t get better without surgery.

Though every prolapse condition is different depending on the severity, surgery should be your LAST line of defense!

Our pelvic floor physical therapy is an extremely effective and non-invasive way to fixing your prolapse bladder.

Prolapse bladder symptoms can worsen usually after walking or standing for long periods of time as well as repetitive sneezing and coughing may cause or worsen a bladder prolapse.