Cystocele - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Dec 27, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should be consulted for cystocele?

Cystocele is treated by a gynecologist or a urologist.

2. What is stress urinary incontinence?

Stress urinary incontinence is a condition where the patient involuntarily passes urine due to conditions that increase the pressure on the urinary bladder such as coughing and laughing. It is often noted in women with cystocele.

3. Can cystocele occur in males?

Since cystocele is a prolapse of the urinary bladder through the anterior vaginal wall, it cannot occur in males.

4. What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition characterized by the descent of the pelvic organs due to laxity of the supporting tissues. Organs that can undergo prolapse include the urinary bladder, rectum, intestine, uterus and/or the vaginal vault.

5. What are the complications associated with a cystocele repair procedure?

Complications associated with a cystocele repair procedure include injury to the surrounding organs, bleeding, infection, and urinary and sexual dysfunction. In addition, complications associated with the mesh may also be observed.

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