Common symptoms of a dropping bladder are leakage of urine when the bladder experiences pressure and a sensation that the bladder has not been fully emptied even immediately after passing urine, states MedicineNet.com. Other symptoms include pelvic discomfort, protrusion of tissue from the vagina and recurrent bladder infections, reports WebMD.
When the urinary bladder drops from its position and into the vagina, it leads to the protrusion of the bladder tissue from the vagina in varying degrees, which is felt like the presence of a ball in the region. In the mild grade of protrusion, only a small part of the bladder descends into the vagina, whereas, in the advanced grade, the bladder protrudes fully out of the vagina. Although mild protrusion of the tissue may not cause any symptoms, higher grades of protrusion can cause the tissue to become tender and bleed, states WebMD.
The bladder tissue protruding from the vagina also causes stress incontinence or leakage of urine during sneezing, coughing, laughing and performing any movements that apply pressure on the bladder as the cavity leading into the urethra is stretched by the dropping bladder. In addition, the patient may experience difficulty while urinating, intercourse becomes painful and there is pain in the pelvic region and lower back, says WebMD.