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Mild cystocele and rectocele after birth

(10 Posts)
Fuzzyduck21 Mon 08-Feb-16 12:54:08

Someone give me some hope please? It is mild and consultant said it is 'entirely reversible' but I don't know if to believe him. It is very uncomfortable at times and constantly on my mind.

Had ds 5 months ago. No stitches, straightforward induced birth. 7lb so an average sized baby. Only thing was that I didn't wee for 5 hrs as couldn't feel i needed to and then finally was catheterised and filled the bag. Could this have put excess pressure on pelvic floor?

Also ds is a clomid baby as I don't ovulate. Consultant thinks that I don't produce enough estrogen and this is why my vag walls are still floppy (apparently this requires estrogen?).

Have been given estrogen pessaries and pelvic floor physio. Would like more kids but scared it will get worse. Anyone been through this?

Feeling very 'why me' sad x

seriouslywhat Sat 13-Feb-16 11:15:21

I have this, noticed it after birth of #2 (was 10lb 11, fast natural birth with v minor first degree tear) and saw physio and consultant privately. I had #3 two months ago (little over two year gap, labour was an hour with only few mins of pushing, was intact afterwards, baby 8lb 12) and it does not seem any worse at the mo. Let me know if you have any more specific questions! I know it is horrible when you first discover it / realise what it is but there are things you can do and help you can get. What are your symptoms?

Mummyoftwo91 Thu 03-Mar-16 17:25:32

Hello I think I have a similar thing, nothing feels right down there and I have the same floppy feeling! It's so horrible and I'm so self conscious about it, I'm going to see if a pessary ring to push things back is an option

Fuzzyduck21 Thu 03-Mar-16 17:50:20

It's rubbish isn't it. Have they diagnosed a prolapse for you? X

Mummyoftwo91 Thu 03-Mar-16 18:09:36

When I first went to my GP at my post natal check up a good year ago she said it sounded like it but never examined me, from what I've looked at online (pictures too) looks like what I have, I don't have any bowel or bladder problems so I think it must be my wall? I am going to try and go back next week fed up of living like this! I feel like my husband can't enjoy having sex with me anymore it just feels so wide and hideous

Mummyoftwo91 Thu 03-Mar-16 18:10:37

Also feeling like I can't have anymore kids as terrified it will get worse, I don't think I want anymore but I don't want to rule it out I'm only 24

Fuzzyduck21 Thu 03-Mar-16 23:42:09

I know the feeling. I'm 26 and didnt plan on preventing another pregnancy after this one but since this has happened I've put myself back on the pill for fear another pregnancy so soon will make it worse sad

First physio apt is next week so will see what they say! Hopefully I can make it better with time. Let me know how your apt goes if you end up going x

PumpkinPi84 Fri 15-Apr-16 19:52:37

Not sure if I'm waking a zombie thread. I am in a similar situation and would love to chat about it. Are you still around op?

Fuzzyduck21 Sat 16-Apr-16 00:13:04

I'm here! Had second lot of physio so far. Things improving very very slowly. Still wonder if I will ever be the same. Maybe it will always be there psychologically so I will feel the symptoms even though it's physically better. Who knows.

What's your story? How old is your little one? X

PumpkinPi84 Sat 16-Apr-16 08:13:04

The worrying is half the problem isn't it!

My baby is 9 months. Straightforward birth but on reflection relatively long and a solid 8lb7 which seems to have massively weakened my pf.

I though I was recovering fine but tried running after 6 months and realised my pf was weak. I then noticed a vaginal bulge, worried for a bit then went to GP. She said it was mild prolapse but just vaginal wall, not organs thankfully. She said to do pf exercises for six weeks then come back for a Physio referral if it didn't help. It was really getting me down so I went to a private Physio for a postnatal recovery course. The exercises seemed to be helping a little but I've had a really tiring week and I think I felt the bulge in my bum for the first time yesterday so worrying that it's getting worse. I think I better go back to GP.

Are you BF? Have you been given an opinion on how that might be affecting things? Apparently it might make a difference when I stop or might make none at all!

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