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Bladder Prolapse Treatments

For mild prolapse cases, behavior therapies such as Kegel exercises (which help strengthen pelvic floor muscles) may be enough. Other treatments for more advanced cases can include estrogen replacement therapy, and a pessary (vaginal support device) to provide better support for the organs. Surgery is usually required for bothersome cases that cannot be managed with a pessary.

If prolapse is left untreated, over time the condition may get worse. In rare cases, severe prolapse can cause urinary retention (inability to urinate) which may lead to kidney damage or infection.

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Information provided by the American Urological Association.