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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 think I have a prolapse Infact I am very sure. Have loss of sensation during sex everything feels loose, my cervix is lower and I am very constipated. I'm mainly scarred that my ex could feel that I was very loose and just chose not to say anything. Also been experiencing bloating. It's knocked my self confidence so much and I am only 19 years old and had no children and it has got me so down and feel like I can't talk to anyone. I've done pelvic exercises and they haven't helped. I just want surgery but I want children in the future.





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When I put my middle finger in my vagina I can feel a grape sized ball with a dimple in the middle, also I have been bleeding after sex. Is this a prolapse?





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The grape sized lump might be your g-spot, if it's on the roof of the vagina and close to the entrance. The bleeding could be problematic though - it would be worth seeing a doctor about that for sure.

When I pull my vagina lips apart I can see a pink shiny ball .It is not protruding out of my vagina and have no problems at all. Is this a prolapse?





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Good friends, i have gained a lot just by scrolling and looking at this question and answer section, many thanx. i do think i have this situation now at home and am searching for the most natural ways to respond to a prolapse. Thanxx, ricky, kismetn jeannett and others...





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I'm pretty sure I have a slight prolapse because I can see a ball of flesh protruding from my vagina and feel it when I showering. It also has a very funky odor to it, almost like BO from an armpit... Is anyone else experiencing a foul odor from their prolapse or could this be something unrelated?





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Hello, i have just had my 3rd child 2 weeks ago to which i had to get stitches as i tore and i have just looked using a mirror to make sure they were healing and to my horror there is 3 lumps showing just inside the opening of my vagina but they aren't hanging out. is this a prolapse? And if it is what kind and is there anything i can do to make it go back?





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what are the symptoms of a prolapse





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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.





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