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CYSTOCOELE

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A PROLAPSE of the base of the URINARY BLADDER in a woman. The pelvic floor muscles may be weakened after childbirth and, when the woman strains, the front wall of the vagina bulges. Stress incontinence often accompanies a cystocoele and surgical repair is then advisable (see COLPORRHAPHY).

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