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Prolapse of the Bladder

(342) This is an uncommon condition but rather confusing when it appears, the bladder turns inside out and protrudes from the lips of the vulva. It arises when there is a large urethral opening at the floor of the vagina and complete loss of muscle tone in the sphincter.

Clinical signs

The inside of the bladder appears as a large red mass about the size of an orange. It can be confused with an early prolapse of the uterus but examination will show that is like a small balloon.


  • The everted bladder can usually be returned to its former position using obstetrical fluid. The tissues are gently pushed back into the vagina and the bladder returned. This may be a task for your veterinarian.
  • Give antibiotic cover by injections for 3 days.

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