Incontinence is a loss of the ability to hold onto urine, with severity ranging from minor leakage to a total loss of the bladder’s contents. As a result from muscle damage during pregnancy and childbirth or hormonal changes in menopause, incontinence is more common in women. There are several types of incontinence, and treatment to regain bladder control may include exercises, medication or surgery.
A prolapse is when supportive muscles of the pelvic floor become weak (usually as a result of childbirth) causing the bladder to slip out of position and bulge into the vagina. Symptoms can include pain, heaviness or pressure in the vagina, frequent urinary tract infections or a frequent urge to pass urine. In mild cases, exercises may help improve the symptoms, but surgery may be required in women with more severe prolapses.
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