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Does anyone have a prolapse?

(17 Posts)
glossyflower Tue 12-Feb-13 18:08:50

I'm waiting to see my obs/gynae doctor for a sudden vaginal prolapse.
My GP said I'm unusal to have one as I have never given birth - I'm 30 weeks pg with my first.
My prolapse has made everything down there swollen, and its starting to get sore when I sit on it too long or walking around too long.
I'm scared to cough, sneeze or have a poo in case my insides totally fall out.
I'm doing my kegals as often as possible.

Anyone else want to share their prolapse experiences with me?
How did you get rid of it?
Does it affect giving birth?
Does it get better after pregnancy?
What did you partner think and did he /she think of you differently?

All the best thanks for reading xxx

glossyflower Wed 13-Feb-13 20:34:50

Just me then :-(

Fairy130389 Thu 14-Feb-13 19:49:14

I'm sorry, I havn't been through this and don't have any advice but didn't want you to feel ignored!!
Have you talked to your mw about this and the possible effects of it?

glossyflower Fri 15-Feb-13 16:43:08

Thanks Fairy, I have a MW apt next week and still waiting for my obs/gyn apt.
GP said I'd likely need surgery at some point.
Xxx

Fairy130389 Fri 15-Feb-13 16:49:53

You poor thing - It's madness what pregnancy does to our bodies isn't it!!

glossyflower Fri 15-Feb-13 20:02:18

Tell me about it! I'm actually looking forward to labour and all that pain that comes with it, at least I know I can have my body back albeit battered lol xxx

MightBeMad Fri 15-Feb-13 20:17:46

I think I might though it's not been diagnosed...

Elkieb Fri 15-Feb-13 20:31:47

Am off to have my prolapse repair in may. Until then tena lady and a shocking lack of self confidence for me. So pleased it'd getting sorted so fingers crossed you get it sorted ASAP.

glossyflower Sat 16-Feb-13 09:09:54

might have you seen your GP or midwife? They will be able to advise.

elkie so glad you are getting sorted out. It's no fun is it?

Xxx

Lionsntigersnbears Sat 16-Feb-13 09:43:04

Glossy flower, didn't want to read and run. There's a support thread in general health on mumsnet that's about prolapses and raggedy bits and it is always busy. If you post over there you'll get a lot of really good advice. It is absolutely not just you!

glossyflower Sat 16-Feb-13 10:15:29

Thanks Lion, I'll check it out xxx

laward Sat 16-Feb-13 10:16:17

Hello,
I've been diagnosed with a slight prolapse (2nd pregnancy, now 35 weeks). The community midwife was useless when I told her of strange symptoms (like the sensation I was wearing an oversized tampon all the time, stress incontinence, a very unstable feeling down there).Her reaction was "that's funny".

When I saw the consultant midwife to discuss previous bad birth experience, she immediately suspected a slight prolapse and arranged for me to be assessed by a pelvic floor specialist consultant. They would give you a clear view on whether a natural birth would present any additional problems

The midwife should refer you asap, especially as you've never given birth before. You should also see a specialist womens health physio as they are very supportive regarding management of the condition.

Hope you feel better soon!

Huffpot Sat 16-Feb-13 14:54:45

Hi I have a prolapse diagnosed a couple of months before I fell pregnant so had 2 sessions of physio.
This is my 3rd DC though and gynaeo has told me I am best to have another natural birth as it will do less damage than a C section.

Its awful thoughsad

SquashNutButter Sat 16-Feb-13 23:44:08

Huffpot - do you know why your gynae reckons a natural birth would do less damage than a C section? I would have thought that a c section would ensure no deterioration, though that's not to say a VB would cause further damage (I really don't know - not a med). Just wondering as weighing up options too

Huffpot Sun 17-Feb-13 08:28:01

Hi squashnutbutter. He said because a C section involves cutting through muscles in the area and it does more damage internally.
I was surprised as well (but pleasantly so)

MightBeMad Sun 17-Feb-13 09:15:50

Spoke to midwives galore in my first pg (when it started) and all useless. Between pgs spoke to gp who said basically there's no point getting anything done between pgs as it will ll get messed up again if I have another hmm Now pg again and just doing loads of kegels to try and keep it as strong as I can and figure I'll address it after delivery. I feel very unsupported by my health professionals sad

SquashNutButter Sun 17-Feb-13 10:01:26

Thanks Huffpot. By contrast, I'm not at prolapse yet - instead some incontinence - and two gynaes are very happy to give me a c section. I'm just not sure myself. Maybe I;ve been asking the wrong questions (have focussed more on pelvic floor than abdomen). It's private so maybe that's why they are so ready. It's such a hard decision as really so much conflicting advice and info

Sorry for hijack Glossyflower. I hope the answers from other posters have helped and things work out for you. X

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