Conditions with symptom: 'vaginal prolapse'
I have a prolapse of the front vaginal wall. The effects are not distressing. I have some mild urinary incontinence caused by a weakened pelvic floor after having 4 kids. If I keep up the exercises then the leakage is minimised to when I have a full bladder and cough/jump on a trampoline. The prolapse does not cause me discomfort and sex is still good for me and my husband. I am overweight, almost obese and I know losing weight would be good for both the mild incontinence and prolapse. I would like to avoid surgery for as long as possible. It is not convenient at this time in my life nor are the symptoms that bad. Does anyone have any experience of using vaginal weights or vaginal electro exercisers and how effective they are? Are they approriate for some-one with vaginal prolapse? Where do I find a reputable supplier?
hi i have a bladder prolapse and have stated to use kegel8 electric impulse machine as i found doing pelvic floor exercises difficult. i have also started to do posture exercises from a vidio by katie bowman in america and have found these helpful it is still early days but i am hoping i will be able to manage with out an opperation i am not sure about sex as my partner left when he found out i had a prolapse.
I am a 16 year old girl, and I am really worried about having sex due to the fact that I fear that I have Vaginal Prolapse. I have never been able to use tampons as it feels as if they cannot go in. I have checked to see if there is a hole, and it seems like there is a kind of 'wall' that is stopping the tampons going in. I was quite overweight when I was younger, and on top of this I had two urinary infections which caused the vaginal lips to fuse slightly, and the doctor had to rip them apart (for want of a better explanation). I am really worried that the walls have collapsed, and this has had a very negative on my self-esteem as I feel like there is something wrong with me. Do I have Vaginal Prolapse? Or is ti something I should visit my GP about, although I am scared and embarrassed?
i think i have vaginal prolapse i can feel the inside of my vaginal entrance and it seems to have caused a bulge in this area and its uncomtable i am 53 years old and have had an hysteracomy so i hope this is not a bad issue
im feeling pretty depressed about myself at the moment. im only 21 and have piles and i have just checked myself and now think i have a vaginal prolapse. I have going to my doctors as I feel they dont care. My dad has chrons disease and i have mentioned this several times but they seem to keep dismissing it. my very first visit when i began to get pains in my stomach and under my ribs i was sent for an ultrasound on my aorta. i retuned a few months later realising when i went to the loo it felt weird, and was told i have piles. I have changed my diet and i am using cream, my piles are just starting to shrink, but i still get pains when i need to go and think i have a vaginal prolapse. i really need some help please.
I am 31 years old had 3 vaginal births last birth was 3 years ago big baby and forcep delivery things haven't been right down there since and recently I have noticed a what I can only describe as a red ball which is blocking my vaginal opening - I was told 2 years ago I did NOT have a prolapse and just weakening of vaginal walls but this is now irratating and uncomfortable almost like it's rubbing when I walk it's really getting me down now please help
This sounds very much like my symptoms, I had two large babies a couple of years apart and after the second birth when I tried to do the pelvic floor exercises I couldn't feel a thing, I more or less gave up with them. A year on and I noticed a small red ball protruding at the back end of my vagina, I could feel it when wiping myself and could sort of push it back in. I also would leak wee and often feel an urgency like I was going to wet myself. I went to the dr who said it was a vaginal prolapse and the red ball was my bladder. I got referred to a gynaecologist who said operating was an option but as so young to have this complaint (35) they'd like to try some special physio first. I ended up having 6 months of gynae physio where I was taught to do the pelvic floor exercises properly (I'd been doing them incorrectly anyway!!) and learnt about how to change the habits of my bladder and have had to stop doing some exercises like running and any abdominal exercise which in turn have all helped. I'm still working on strengthening my pelvic floor but don't have now what's considered a prolapse so no more physio. The waiting list on the NHS for my area was 18 months, I enquired about private treatment and after the gynaecologist consultation the physio was £40 per session, it cost in total about £450. If you can afford it it's worth looking into. Hope this is of help, definitely speak to your gp and find out what options and help are available x
i am 49 and had a vaginal hysterectomy 8 years ago due to endometriosis. I appear to have a vaginal prolapse which is like a pink ball that can be pushed back in. Is this possible after a hysterectomy?
What is the recovery time after surgery for vaginal prolapse?
will i have any problem in conceiving if i have slight vaginal prolapse
Hey guys. Know I'm not as bad as some people here but need to ask some advice. I'm 24 and was diagnosed with IBS at the age of 21. This suprised me, as I used to have a reliable stomach. Having tried a lot of different treatments, I'm now on amitriptyline which is helping no end but I've come to the conclusion that I may have a prolapse, as I feel a protrusion whenever I go to wipe. I'm now of the opinion that I don't have IBS, but a prolapse caused by years of straining on the toilet. The doctors have had a look but they didn't see anything. I have read that it is possible to have a normal exam whilst having a prolapse but my gp has told me to wait for 6 months and see how I do. Not sure what to do now, truely believe I have a prolapse or something similar but not sure where to go next. Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks
hi ,the same thing was happening me for a few months i wasnt sure what it was ,so i decided to take a digital camera with me when i went to the bathroom,and when i felt the protrusion i took a few pictures because my doctor also could not see anything,i brought the camera to the doctors and it was a prolapse ,just an idea, hope this helps
I just recommend you go to a colo-rectal surgeon who perfoms prolapse surgery and ask him to determine if you have it.
Hiya, i haven't had sex yet as i am waiting for the right person but for the last 2 years i have been having pains in my vagina. At times i can barely stand up witb the pain. I also found like a lump in my vagina too, to me it does sound like a vaginal prolapse. 2 and a half years ago, i was badly constipated and i wasjust wondering if i could get a prolapse because of the pressure been put on? I am very self concious, not a bit of confidence in me at all. I have a boyfriend ansfor the last 6 months and we still haven't done anything because i am so embarrassedof my problem! I do want to be able to have kids later on in life. Plwase help, I'm pritty scared. Thanks!
I am seeing my gp in 3 days because I think I have a vaginal prolapse ,probably retocele.I am 48 ,not overweight have no bladder or bowel issues .I have always exercised and thought my pelvic floor was ok.Until now anyway! For a week I have had a lump in my vagina which is uncomfortable .Over the last few years I have noticed this , related to sex or tampon use.But it always returned to normal after a day or two.I have had 2 children ,vaginal deliveries which were normal .I do not want to fobbed off with this ,as I believe many women are .I hope my g.p can help me get some treatment, any advice gratefully received .Will let you know how I get on if you are interested.
this is not about discharge but i am worried about what my vagina looks like
I'm worried what my vagina looks like too I went on the gallery on embarrassing bodies that helped me a bit.
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