Who is at risk for Bladder Prolapse?
Bladder prolapse tends to occur in older women who have had multiple children. Particularly after menopause, some women may notice that their bladder has “fallen.”
What is the treatment for Bladder Prolapse?
Treatment may initially be managed with insertion of a pessary, although definitive correction can only be done surgically.
What is the surgical and recovery time?
About one hour of surgery is necessary to position the bladder back into its normal position. The incisions are almost always limited to the vaginal area, and post-operative discomfort is not generally significant. Most patients are discharged to home the morning after the operation.
Do I need to wear a catheter after I go home?
About 30 percent of patients will need to be discharged home with a catheter, which will be removed five to seven days later in the office.
What are the restrictions in activity after surgery?
No heavy lifting, heavy exercise, or sexual activity for six weeks. Walking (including stairs) is fine immediately after the operation.