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Doctor insights on: Vaginal Prolapes

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Can vaginal fisting cause prolapse?

Can vaginal fisting cause prolapse?

Prolapse/ fisting: It may cause damage to the pelvic floor and that can lead to cytocele, rectocele as well as prolapse.

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Could vaginal fisting cause prolapse?

Could vaginal fisting cause prolapse?

Yes: Yes, the fisting can weaken the muscles of the vagina and cause prolapse.

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I see my vaginal walls at opening. Is this normal or a prolapse?

I see my vaginal walls at opening. Is this normal or a prolapse?

Depends: The appearance of the vagina will vary on many factors such as age, hormonal status, number of pregnancies, number of vaginal deliveries, previous surgeries, previous tears from deliveries. What you are seeing could be a sign of prolapse or it could be perfectly normal. An Obgyn should be able to do an exam and provide insight.

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Can you have redundant vaginal tissue without having a prolapse of some kind?

Can you have redundant vaginal tissue without having a prolapse of some kind?

Vaginal Tissue: Vaginal tissue can become lax over time, especially with child bearing. This could cause redundancy of tissue. Get medically checked for more accurate assessment.

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Symptoms of vaginal prolapse?

Symptoms of vaginal prolapse?

Pelvic pressure: Pelvic pressure, pain, feeling like something is falling out of the vagina, constipation, incomplete emptying of the bladder.

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What causes vaginal prolapse?

What causes vaginal prolapse?

Multifactorial: Multiple factors that can cause prolapse. Most women have one or more: number of pregnancies/ vaginal deliveries, weight of baby at birth, large tears at delivery, family history, smoking, obesity, diabetes, chronic coughing/sneezing/heavy lifting, connective tissue disorders.

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How do you fix vaginal prolapse?

Surgically: Vaginal prolapse that doesn't respond to conservative treatment can be treated surgically. The approach can be through the abdomen, through the vagina, or a combination of both. Repair can be with or without mesh products. The surgery should be tailored to your specific problem (s) depending on your symptoms and examination findings.

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How common is vaginal prolapse?

Vaginal prolapse: The incidence of symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse is about 8 %. There is an 11-19% lifetime risk of surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse.

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Could a virgin have vaginal prolapse?

Could a virgin have vaginal prolapse?

Yes: Although vaginal childbirth is a big risk factor for prolapse, there are other risk factors such as chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, or heavy work or anything that increases intra-abdominal pressure. There may be genetic predisposition also.

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Can you tell me about vaginal prolapse?

Can you tell me about vaginal prolapse?

Yes: Vaginal prolapse is a type of hernia that results in the feeling of a bulge coming out of the vaginal area. It can be associated with childbirth, obesity, smoking, chronic constipation, and chronic heavy lifting. Your doctor can do a pelvic exam to see if you have this, but most often women know they have it when they feel or see a bulge in the vaginal area.

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What are the symptoms of vaginal prolapse?

What are the symptoms of vaginal prolapse?

Vaginal issues: The most common symptoms are vaginal pressure and bulging tissue at the vaginal opening. These tend to worsen late in the day. Associated symptoms might be urinary incontinence, difficulty emptying the bladder completely, having to insert fingers into the vagina to help with a bowel movement, or complaints from a sexual partner that there seems to be something in the vagina during intercourse.

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Vaginal prolapse after my first child. Can it be fixed?

Yes. . . but: Mild prolapse after one child is best corrected by conservative methods such as pelvic floor muscle strengthening with or without physical therapy. Surgery is best reserved for more severe prolapse and is ideally done after your childbearing is completed.

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I was wondering what are the causes of vaginal prolapse?

I was wondering what are the causes of vaginal prolapse?

Multiple Reasons: Vaginal prolapse is a type of hernia. Factors associated with prolapse are childbirth (especially with tears), obesity, chronic constipation, a history of a hysterectomy, and smoking. Genetics (family) also seems to have a part in causing vaginal prolapse, but how much is not known. These are just a few that have been identified; research continues to find out more reasons.

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What are some natural ways to reverse a vaginal prolapse?

What are some natural ways to reverse a vaginal prolapse?

Pelvic muscles: Although prolapse might not be reduced by increasing vaginal/pelvic muscle strength, you may be able to limit its progression. The most important time to "squeeze" is before you cough or sneeze as the force will be distributed across the muscles and not directly to your weak spots where things are prolapsing.

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal prolapse?

After hysterectomy?: Vaginal prolapse is a term used describe the condition after hysterectomy where the top of the vagina (where the cervix used to be) is coming out the opening of the vagina. This is corrected surgically.

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Does the vaginal move somewhere if you have vaginal prolapse?

Prolapse: The vagina moves lower and occasionally, outside of the external genitalia. Look at it as if a bag is caving on itself.

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I'm starting to think I have vaginal prolapse. How can I reverse this?

I'm starting to think I have vaginal prolapse. How can I reverse this?

Kegel Exercises: You can decrease this sensation by doing 30-50 pelvic squeezes or "kegels" per day to increase your pelvic muscle tone.

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Is vaginal dryness a symptom of a prolapse? Will a prolapse cause vaginal dryness?

Is vaginal dryness a symptom of a prolapse? Will a prolapse cause vaginal dryness?

No and Yes: No vaginal dryness is not a primary symptom of uterine prolapse as the descent of the uterus most be noted and documented by a M by exam. Yes, second and especially third degree prolapse often is associated as a secondary factor with vaginal dryness as the uterus is almost at the vaginal opening or outside it and air does get into the vagina during physical or strenuous activity.