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Vaginal Prolapse

Vaginal prolapse

A vaginal prolapse is when the walls of the vagina become weak and collapse inwards. This can be an extremely distressing disorder, which affects up to 30% of women who have had children, as well as those who are overweight or have a chronic cough. Many women with this condition are often unaware that they have it. However, depending on the severity of the case and whether a woman wants to have children in the future, there are many ways to treat a vaginal prolapse. Women can also take preventative measures against suffering from this disorder, such as eating a high fibre diet, maintaining a healthy weight and performing regular pelvic floor exercises. However if you have any concerns, then you shouldn’t be afraid to visit your GP for a check-up.

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Does a vaginal prolapse affect the ability to get pregnant or carry a baby.





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Hi ive have a prolapse witch is second stage me and my husband are trying for a baby been trying for 6 months now never been on the pill . never had a problem to get pregnant in the past have got 5 children .been to see a specialist doctor bit they can only give me an opperation if I didnt want any more kids but I want 1 more. Just wondered is it more difficult to get pregnant with a prolapse .thanks





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I am 26. I have 6 children, during my last pregnacy I found my self looking at my vagina a lot and I have been horrified sense. It looks like the moderate stages of a vaginal prolaps. I have very little feeling inside my vagina, so it makes sex with my husband difficult. I hade a tuble so I can't get pregnant again, and the exercices I do religiously, my obgyn says everything is fine, but the pictures don't lie and I am totally freaking out. My marriage is on the rocks and whether or not we stay together doesn't matter, I am scared that this will prevent me from being able to enjoy sex at all.





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Hi, i had my baby 3 weeks ago (8lb7oz) and after 13 days of having her i was checking my stitches when i felt a bulge, i panicked, and have been reading on the internet what it might be? I also rang the doctors who said its very early to be a prolapse but to continue with my pelvic floor exercises and they will see me at my 6 week check up if i have any concerns they will have a look. I am only 23 and have been reading horror stories about hysterectomy and allsorts, i am scared! It doesn't hang out and sometimes it is higher up like when i get up in the morning or go for a wee. I have no incontinence problems, i honestly feel like less of a woman! Any advice will be helpful xx





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I can feel something handing it don't feel right I can't fighting tge mussels WHT do I do? It feels very bad LIJE it wants to fall our I am in pain as well I had 7 kids but is don't feel good WHT IAM expermiting can it fall out?

What is the recovery time after surgery for vaginal prolapse?





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I'm 17 and never had sex, I have been to my gp I have a lump on the inside and my GP has told me that's it the tube that connects to my bladder and it's drop but it cause discomfort when in for play and in largesse durin for play it playing a difficult part in my sex life, what should I do??





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Looking at the above pictures I now know for definite that I have a prolapsed vagina Doctors here I come, and this time I will stick to my guns and insist that something be done about it. And to all those ladies with the same problem who have been 'fobbed off' by their GP I suggest you do the same... Jan.





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I'm 14 and I don't know if I have this or not- Iv never had sex (duh) but the labia and skin around my vagina is brow and wrinkly and saggy.I don't experience any discomfort and have had it since I can remember .Im really worried about it-but I haven't seen anyone about it because I'm embarrassed to tell my parents!!Please help me?Thankyou so much!!





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all sounds normal to me. A prolapse is when you can see your insides coming out of the actual vagina hole. The labia comes in all shapes and sizes

Hi, i have been advised by my consultand that i have a severe prolapse and that surgery is the only way to deal with this. It will be done in 3 stages during the op but im still worried and not sure what to expect - can anybody please advsie?





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I have had these symptoms as well for quite some time but only now I feel as off my vaginal and anal walls are collapsing and creating a bearier where I cannot release my bowels..i don't even have insurance and it sounds like we all have the same problem and no one to fix it...has anyone figured out the cure...I heard from my grama not to get the prolapse surgery because it will never keep...always goes back the way it was





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If your GP or Consultant recommends the fitting of mesh or tape, although these ops can be fine, may I suggest that you ask many questions before accepting it, in particular about problems that can arise, and what they can and can't do about it if it goes wrong.





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