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prolapse - some questions

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madboob Thu 13-Mar-14 14:24:43

knew I had a prolapse but finally saw a much more sympathetic/interested GP this morning and have a consultant appointment arranged now. GP said its a front prolapse - name beginning with C I think she said??

Main issue is looseness during sex, only other symptom really is a slight feeling of something falling out down there, but this isn't major. The sex thing is major to me though.

Have been googling (as you do) and cant find anything about surgery actually tightening things which would then make sex feel better, at the moment its like I have no grip during sex and its just SO loose.

Does anyone have any experience of how the op can help with this issue? I don't have any incontinence issues or pain, but the GP seemed to think I will deff need surgery. I am mid thirties, not overweight, have had 2 babies over 8lbs, first one was a vontouse delivery.

TIA!

neverlookback Thu 13-Mar-14 14:30:16

Hi I'm marking my place as I went to doctors yesterday and they confirmed prolapse but mines more the back wall bulging in, no really bad problems but terrible back ache she's referred my for physio first then if no success maybe surgery, I think they use mesh or a hammock type thing to lift everything back up not sure if it will improve tightness, I hope to see some improvement there with the physio, I'm the same 35 with 3 babies one of which 10lb3 which is when all this started! grin

madboob Thu 13-Mar-14 14:42:20

I've read some of the prolapse threads but still struggling to find info on tightness (or rather lack of). If you took the looseness (affecting sex life) out of it I could live with the prolapse but I really need things tightening up. Fingers crossed the consultant is approachable and will explain all of the options!

madboob Thu 13-Mar-14 20:00:15

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kazzawazzawoo Thu 13-Mar-14 21:38:53

Sorry I don't know, but I've made an appointment to see the gp next week about this. Mine is bulging at the back hmm I wonder what will happen if we don't have surgery? Can pelvic floor exercises stop it getting worse and maybe improve matters?

Jarlin Thu 13-Mar-14 22:02:13

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Jarlin Thu 13-Mar-14 22:06:02

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madboob Thu 13-Mar-14 22:10:26

Jarlin what was recovery like in terms of being able to lift (children), drive, walk & generally 'do' normal life?

mineofuselessinformation Thu 13-Mar-14 22:19:44

For me, it was no driving for two weeks, no real lifting for six weeks. (Including things like shopping, carrying loads of washing etc.)
The repair involves stitching muscle back together, so the longer you can hold off from any serious lifting the better. Not easy with young children I know.
But for me, totally worth it.

Jarlin Thu 13-Mar-14 22:30:43

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kazzawazzawoo Thu 13-Mar-14 22:47:15

I've had three vaginal deliveries, two of them over 9 lb and quite fast!

morningsarepants Fri 14-Mar-14 18:45:24

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neverlookback Fri 14-Mar-14 19:56:45

Jarlin that's very helpful info, why did you want the surgeon to avoid mesh? I've heard it's not very successful?
I've never had an operation so I'm petrified!! How long did you have to stay in for?

Jarlin Fri 14-Mar-14 20:50:39

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neverlookback Fri 14-Mar-14 21:11:40

Thanks I have minimal symptoms really just when I'm sat down on loo if I feel it's all bulging out at the entrance mainly the back wall and I have awful lower back ache all the time, I had out that down to carrying kids around but now think it's more linked to the prolapse.

I'm trying to stay hopeful that physio and some pelvic floor exercise device might help enough to avoid surgery

Sorry for jumping on your thread op
Really hope you get sorted x

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