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I think I have a vaginal prolapse as this bulge is annoying and painful during intercourse. Had it for many years : (concerned, haven't had children?

I think I have a vaginal prolapse as this bulge is annoying and painful during intercourse. Had it for many years : (concerned, haven't had children?

Needs exam: Vaginal prolapse in a 26 year old with no history of pregnancy would be very rare but anything is possible. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn. They can do a pelvic exam and determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Vaginal Prolapse (Definition)

A term used describe the condition after an hysterectomy where the top of the vagina (where the cervix used to be) comes out of the opening of the vagina. ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I have vaginal prolapse, should I douche?

If I have vaginal prolapse, should I douche?

No douche: Using a douche is not recommended for anyone. While it may clean the vagina it also kills off the protective bacteria the vagina needs to clean itself. This can lead to more vaginal infections such as yeast and bacteria vaginosis. ...Read more

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Can you have a vaginal prolapse at 18 and having no kids?

Can you have a vaginal prolapse at 18 and having no kids?

Would be RARE: So probably this is not what you're dealing with. Please see someone for an examination ...Read more

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How can you cure vaginal prolapse if you want to avoid surgery?

How can you cure vaginal prolapse if you want to avoid surgery?

Treatment: While treatment is possible, cure is not unfortunately. Some patients may get relief of mild prolapse symptoms with pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) and/or pelvic floor physical therapy, however, this generally does not cure the prolapse. A small flexible vaginal insert called a pessary can also be used to treat symptoms, but does not cure the prolapse. Surgery is currently the only cure. ...Read more

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Docs who have experience with vaginal prolapse, what is the #1 most likely cause?

Docs who have experience with vaginal prolapse, what is the #1 most likely cause?

Not one most likely: There are multiple risk factors associated with vaginal prolapse, however, each patient's individual risk factors are different. Here are the most common (in no particular order): number of pregnancies/ vaginal births, size of births, instrumentation during births, smoking, obesity, family history, chronic coughing/sneezing (or any condition leading to this), diabetes, tissue disorders. ...Read more

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Is occasional bleeding from vaginal prolapse normal? If so, what might be the cause?

Is occasional bleeding from vaginal prolapse normal? If so, what might be the cause?

Maybe: If you do not have a uterus and your prolapse extends outside of your vaginal opening, then it can become irritated and maybe even bleed some. If you have a uterus, there can be other issues that would need to be evaluated such as uterine cancer or pre-cancer, so see a women's health provider to be checked. ...Read more

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After kind of painful sex, is it possible to have "mild" vaginal prolapse? Seems like some of what should be inside, is outside. Can I wait it out?

After kind of painful sex, is it possible to have "mild" vaginal prolapse? Seems like some of what should be inside, is outside. Can I wait it out?

Yes: You can "wait it out" but you'd probably feel better if you had a gynecologist take a look. Prolapse can come and go but it's nice to be sure there's nothing else going on, and talk about ways to manage prolapse (if that's what you have). ...Read more

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Can12 year old girls suffer from vaginal prolapse? I suspect my daughter has it. It is quite obvious. But I feel like she's too young to suffer from it.

Can12 year old girls suffer from vaginal prolapse? I suspect my daughter has it. It is quite obvious. But I feel like she's too young to suffer from it.

Unlikely: This is very unlikely but you need to get her to her pediatrician as soon as possible to determine what is causing the problem. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can douching help vaginal prolapse?

Can douching help vaginal prolapse?

No: No it cannot help vaginal prolapse. In addition, douching is generally not recommended for any reason, as it can alter the normal ph and bacteria in the vagina. ...Read more

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How do surgeons fix a 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. ...Read more

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Can mild bladder or vaginal prolapse be corrected with kegals?

Can mild bladder or vaginal prolapse be corrected with kegals?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure vaginal prolapse without having surgery?

Is it possible to cure vaginal prolapse without having surgery?

A pessary.: Vaginal prolapse only needs to be treated if it is symptomatic. Many women can be effectively treated with a simple pessary. Pessaries come in many sizes and shapes and can be inserted into the vagina to support your pelvic organs. Your gynecologist can fit you with an appropriate sized pessary or make a referral to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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What is your experience with patients using a vaginal prolapse pessary?

What is your experience with patients using a vaginal prolapse pessary?

Good: Pesseries for prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, vaginal prolapse) are very useful for someone who wants to avoid surgery, desires more vaginal deliveries (children), or can't have surgery. Properly sized & placed, pts feel no pressure, most don't notice a difference. The best candidates are pts who are able to remove & replace it as needed. I have many pts satisfied with only their pessary. ...Read more