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A 39-year-old member asked:

i've been experiencing something moving in and out of my anus and vagina for 2 yrs now, what should i do?

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Dr. Andrea Knittel
Dr. Andrea Knittelanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
See a doctor: There are a few possibilities for the symptoms you're experiencing, including pelvic organ or rectal prolapse, which is when the walls of the vagina pouch down, or the rectum sags down out of the body. Your gynecologist, or a specialist called a urogynecologist can help confirm the cause of the bulging, and reduce your symptoms with a pessary (non-surgical support), or surgery.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Get evaluated. : Hard to evaluate your anus over the web. See a proctologist or gynecologist for an exam.

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