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Anyone any experience of a prolapsed bowel. I think I have one, far too embarrassed to see GP. I know I should see my GP but I just can't face it at the moment. My bowel appears to sag through my vaginal wall, it affects my bowel movements. Don't get much time when need bowels open IYSWIM and general discomfort when in need of toilet.
Its been like this I think since radical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Had this for cervical cancer, had 2 kids within the 3 years prior to that, so think my muscles may be shot to bits.
Anyone any ideas on treatment? I'm only in my 30's fgs, I feel like an old woman.
ls go and see practice nurse if you cant face gp.Ask for gynae referral. I had a rectocele repaired aged 26 ! Mine needs doing again as i had another child but i am living with it for now untili know i`ve completed my family.If you have any questions e mail me if they a bit TMI x
Glad to know I'm not alone fakeblonde. Makes me feel a bit better. I will go to the Gp...eventually. I am more than a bit averse to the poking and prodding after my cancer surgery and I think more than a little bit worried it may involve another operation. My eldest was really affected when I was in hospital before, reluctant to put him anything like that again.
I guess my main question would be will it continue to get worse? It is a bit worse than it used to be but not masses. I know I sound daft but I'm wondering if I can ignore it for a bit longer with no long term effects or whether the treatment will be more complicated/ invasive if I ignore it IYSWIM.
Don't go eventually, please visit your GP as soon as possible!!!!!.
Please do not ignore such a prolapse; the longer you leave it the worse it will be for you (you're feeling discomfort as it is and these things do affect your day to day life) and it may take longer to repair surgically.
Your fears are certainly understandable but don't let any embarrassment put you off - the doc certainly won't be embarrassed to see your prolapse - they've seen all this and far more before now.
I asked exactly the same question and consultant said put it off for as long as i can but before the menopause. I cant stand for long periods,i mean realy long.Dont get constipted and if its really dragging at the end of the day buy a good pair of old fashioned support pants - mmm passion killer but hey it works x
Thanks Fakeblonde, thats really interesting. Hopefully I have a few years to go before the menopause
But I will go to the GP soonish just so they are aware of it. Or I'll mention it at the hospital. I do see a gynaecologist follow up for the cancer used to be every 6 months but just gone to 12 months so if I don't get round to it before I'll mention it next time I see him.
Where are you - I had prolapsed front and back and crap scar from having DS and had it all redone - had terrible trouble peeing myself and being terribly constipated beforehand now I have the vagina of a 17 year old (so the surgeon said and he has probably seen a few) and no trouble with leakage or constipation.
My surgeon is wonderful and I woudn't hesitate recommmending him to you but he is based at Blackheath for private work and Woolwich for NHS - he is happy for people to be referred on NHS to him and even recently saw one of my friends for free!
I'm on the south coast MadameCastafiore. I've no problem with the Gynaecologists in this area I have to say. The surgeon who did my hysterectomy was lovely and the guy who does my follow up is also great. So much nicer than the local Gp's who don't really seem to have enough time.