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Prolapse, incontience in my 83 year old dm - need some advice

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sandi73 Sat 02-Jan-16 23:41:40

My mother is 83 years old. She is slim and fit. She has had four children, all vaginally. She fractured her hip last year, recovered well, but now a prolapse that she says she has had (though not as severely as now) for nearly 45 years has worsened and she has some incontinence. She has been fitted with a pessary, which has made the incontinence much worse and it gives her a feeling of pressure when she stands. She is a very private person, has avoided seeking much medical advice for years and will only discuss in general terms with me. I am worried about her as she is becoming understandably upset and demoralised, we need some advice from someone who knows how to help her and what her options are. I tried to pm gussiegrips but was not able to - I am sure she gets inundated with desperate women.

I have the name of an eminent and highly regarded gynae as someone who may be able to help but not sure what to do and I want to now help her to find the right solution from the right person who can explain pros and cons of her options.

Thank you

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sun 03-Jan-16 23:43:22

Maybe post in the elderly parents section, I think a fair few of the posters there might have some knowledge.
(Didn't want your post to slip down unanswered)

Musicaltheatremum Mon 04-Jan-16 00:04:50

The less art may be too big if she is uncomfortable with it. The other option is a gynae referral for possible surgery. Make sure they have excluded infection too.

Addictedtohotbaths1 Mon 04-Jan-16 13:34:25

Sandi - your mum should see a urogynaecologist, they specialise in pelvic floor issues.

There are loads of different types of pessarys that they can try and just because the one she has isn't right doesn't mean others won't work.

I hope she gets sorted.

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