What is it?
Anterior vaginal prolapse, also known as a cystocele or a prolapsed bladder, is when the bladder drops from its normal position in the pelvis and pushes on the wall of the vagina. the organs of the pelvis — including the bladder, uterus and intestines — are normally held in place by the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic floor. Anterior prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor becomes weak or if too much pressure is put on the pelvic floor. This can happen over time, during vaginal childbirth or with chronic constipation, violent coughing or heavy lifting.
Anterior prolapse is treatable. For a mild or moderate prolapse, nonsurgical treatment is often effective. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to keep the vagina and other pelvic organs in their proper positions.