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Bladder sagging, which is manifested by complaints such as frequent urination, difficulty urinating, and pain in the groin area, can be seen among women. Bladder prolapse, which occurs more often, especially in women who give birth normally, negatively affects social life and a person’s psychology. Turkey Medicals member and JCI Antalya hospital department, clinic Obstetrician-Gynecologist Associate Turkish Doctor gave information about bladder prolapse and its treatment method.

The urinary bladder can be herniated towards the birth canal, and sometimes outward. This condition, which is defined as sagging of the bladder, can be noticed by coughing, sneezing, or the hand of the bladder bag when the intra-abdominal pressure increases while carrying heavy things. The most important cause of bladder sagging is normal delivery. A large number and difficult births increase the risk of bladder prolapse.

Pay attention to the postmenopausal period

Bladder sagging most often occurs after menopause. A decrease in the support under the bladder due to a decrease in the hormone estrogen after menopause creates a risky condition in terms of sagging the bladder. The presence of connective tissue diseases in the family, racial predisposition, smoking, obesity, previous pelvic surgery, prolonged constipation can also trigger bladder prolapse.

Changes in toilet habits give away

Mild bladder sagging may not have any symptoms. In moderate and advanced bladder sagging, frequent urination, urinary incontinence during sexual intercourse, constant urge to urinate, difficulty urinating, recurrent urinary tract infection, and pain in the lower groin area can be experienced. If symptoms occur, you should consult an obstetrician-gynecologist who has experience in this regard.

Shaping treatment according to the type of bladder prolapse

Bladder prolapse treatment varies depending on the patient’s age, stage of prolapse, whether pregnancy is desired, and whether there is urinary incontinence with it. In general, surgical treatment of bladder prolapse is the main approach. Bladder prolapse occurs due to a rupture in the structure that supports the bladder from the bottom, called the pubeservical fascia, or a separation of the fascia from the place where it attaches to the side wall of the pelvis.

The treatment is being repaired by finding the current place of damage. The correction surgeries performed reduce the problems experienced in sexual intercourse, problems related to the expansion of the vagina, pressure caused by flaccidity, and groin pain complaints. Surgery for some types of bladder prolapse can also be performed laparoscopically. The surgeries last approximately between 25-45 minutes. If bladder sagging is accompanied by coughing, sneezing, and urinary incontinence, sagging and urinary then incontinence surgery can be performed together.

In order to increase the success of operations and not to repeat bladder prolapse, it is necessary not to lift heavily after surgery. In addition, maintaining weight control and avoiding foods that will cause constipation also increase the success of treatment in Turkey.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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