A bladder prolapse (cystocele) occurs when the tissues and muscles
that hold the bladder in place are stretched or weakened. This causes the
bladder to move from its normal position and press against the wall of the
vagina, forming a bulge.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology