Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
These factors may increase your risk of cystocele:
- Childbirth. Women who have vaginally delivered one or more children have a higher risk of cystocele.
- Aging. Your risk of cystocele increases as you age. This is especially true after menopause, when your body's production of estrogen — which helps keep pelvic muscles strong — decreases.
- Having a hysterectomy. Having your uterus removed may contribute to weakness in your pelvic floor support.
- Genetics. Some women are born with weaker connective tissues, making them more susceptible to a cystocele.
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