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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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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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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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I am going into hospital what can i expect to have happened





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Iam 24 year women, when I toch my vagina i can also toch my bladder and somtting.now Iam pregnant .is I have any problem





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hello, i'm 17 and i'm in a little bit of a problem. I m sexually active and have been for a while. Over the course of the past two months I have noticed my vagina being very irritating, the actual hole of my vagina seems to be blocked? I think it's a slight prolapse but im not sure whats going on. i'm really concerned and confused.





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You neec too see ypur gyno asap so you can get a mesh sling before you need a hystetectomy. You are very young for this condition.

Hi Kendall. You need to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. A lot of people young and older have problems and your doctor will know who to refer you to. Good luck.

after havin my second child over ayear ago ever time i go for a wee it goes all over me legs and keep having to wash after every visist to toilet its gettin anyoing now i dont leak or anythin just when i go to toilet its goin all over the place,





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Hi Louise. It could be that your pelvic floor muscles are weak and if you exercise them things could improve. If you are concerned make an appointment to see your local continence team for an assessment and advice.

Hiya, I have a loose Vigina, it's not normal. What do I do





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doctor says ihave prolapse bladder but my back and legs very painful also feel unwell can this be real





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