What are the early signs of a prolapsed bladder?

Yarini Quezada, M.D. Urogynecology
Yarini Quezada, M.D. Urogynecology
Some of the early signs of a prolapsed bladder can include: urinary frequency and urgency, sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, difficulty urinating and pelvic pressure.

Are there any options for vaginal atrophy?
There are some over-the-counter lubricants that can alleviate the symptoms of vaginal atrophy. There are also vaginal inserts and creams, which require a prescription from your provider. Some patients may also be a candidate for the vaginal laser procedure, Mona Lisa Touch.

How effective are Kegel exercises for my pelvic floor?
Kegel exercises, if done correctly, can help strengthen the pelvic floor. They may help patients with symptoms of over-active bladder, certain types of urinary incontinence and early stages of pelvic organ prolapse.

What causes urinary incontinence?
There are many causes for urinary incontinence, including having a urinary tract infection, loss of pelvic support and over activity of the bladder muscles. Some risk factors for urinary incontinence include childbirth, chronic cough and obesity.