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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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I went to my doctor about a prolapse,I noticed sitting at the entrance to my vagina and I am bleeding slightly all the time.After being examined,which hurt so much I actually couldn't help crying,my doctor said it was a slight prolapse and wasn't sympathetic,but look at me like I was a nuisance.I noticed it seemed to disappear but now I amScared because it has come back





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So sorry you received such an unsympathetic reaction. Go visit the whole woman forum. you will do well to discover natural human posture - and how intra abdominal pressure in this posture keeps our organs in their correct location. modern civilisation doesn't support that natural posture, unfortunately. Slouching furniture, tight clothing, even our exercise styles are damaging.

I noticed a bulge of tissue protruding outside my vagina I'm on waiting list for hysterectomy. My gynae consultant isn't aware of this as I won't see him til my op now do I ring consultant or doc ? I have fibroid on back of uterus , ovarian cysts and endometriosis and a tilted womb my consultant said no to aginal hysterectomy as they had problems doing hysterescopy during diagnostic lap but didn't say what





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Is it dangerous to have intercourse with a prolapsed uterus or bladder?





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No. You'll probably find the man won't even notice it, especially if you're lying down. A stiff penis is a good way to push the organs back out of the vagina anyway. Make sure it's not rough sex - that might be particularly painful.

I'm a 26 yr old woman and have recently given birth to my third child. For the past 2 week or so I have been needing to use the bathroom more frequent and on more than one occasional when I have believed I have finished weeing and wiped, I stand up and more has come out. After getting out the bath today I have noticed a bulge peeking out of my lady bits. Is this a prolapse?





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Take magnesium supplements from healthfood store. They will stop the urinary muscles from being weak.

I had vaginal repair surgery 2 years ago and I now feel that there could be another prolapse there is this possible? Am embarrassed to ask doctor as he might think I'm stupid





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It is quite possible the condition has recurred; it is not uncommon for women to have 2 or even 3 pelvic floor repairs. However, the best treatment is physiotherapy to strengthen and build up the pelvic floor muscles so the pelvic organs are supported from underneath - there is good evidence that 70%of women with prolapse do very well with this treatment and do not need surgery. See your GP for a referral to a specialist womens health physiotherapist.

Hi I am 16 years old and havnt had baby's,I have noticed that a bulging ball is blocking my vagina hole and is really saw when I walk,sit do anything during the day!Does this seen like a vaginal prolapse? I'm really scared to visit the doctor and want to start having my normal sex life





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That sounds like a prolapse alright dear- don't worry but do go in a see a Dr. It happens for other reasons besides having a baby -weakened vaginal walls, too much coughing, heavy lifting. It's not unlike a hernia. Note this can happen at any age - though mostly to older women. You will be fine- but go in so you don't have to worry about it. As a Mom, I grant you the courage and the wisdom to take care of your own body.

Straining against the toilet seat is also a major cause of prolapse. If it's sore it could be because it's chaffing on your underwear. you will find many helpful hints on the whole woman forum.

Hi I have been diagnosed with a fibroid by my doctor after that was found I now have a prolapse but have been given pelvic floor excersizes to do to try and put it back and strengthen the vaginally muscles. But I find the prolapse is getting worse and I also have recurring thrush... I have been treated for mnths at a time but still keep getting the thrush... its getting very frustrating for me as no creams or tablets seem to work.could you please give me dome answers on what else to do thank you





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Pelvic floor exercises can start to pull the bladder back and down from where it should be. You will do well to discover our natural human posture. Try the whole woman forum to find out how to stand correctly so that your organs are maintained in their correct position. You will also discover there are many natural ways to keep your vagina healthy.

I had a baby nearly a year ago and I am 18. I've had quite a few problems such as it becoming sore and I seem to release wind frequently when turning in bed and walking around from my vagina. It does not look the same as it used to and I think there's a prolapse. I've not spoken to people about this problem as i find it embarrassing,what do I do? Getting to embarrassed to do anything.





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I am 16 years old and I think that something is bulging out of my vagina. Sometimes, I experience a weak urine flow and I'm really worried its a vaginal prolapse





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Hello I had a baby by forceps delivery 3 weeks ago so also needed an epiosotomy and also resulted in painful piles. I am nearly fully healed thankfully, although my pelvic floor needs a lot of work still as I also have a cough so am literally soaking sanitary towels which is also making me sore. However I have now discovered some sort of prolapse and after liking at the photos above, it's exactly what my vagina now looks like. What can I do? Will this 'right' itself or will I need an operation? I can't leave it as it is and it's really worrying me. Thank you





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