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Did exercise cause my prolapsed bladder?

March 01, 2019

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Q. I was recently diagnosed with a prolapsed bladder. The doctor said it could be due to too much exercise. I've been exercising for more than 40 years and wonder if this is more likely to be age-related. Should people worry about exercise causing this problem?

A. When the bladder drops down from the pelvis and protrudes into the vagina, it's said to be prolapsed. This condition, known as cystocele, is uncomfortable and can also cause urinary problems.

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