Air bubble in vagina feeling

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hello,

for the past week ive had this sensation like an air bubble is trapped at the entrance to my vaginal canal. moving around and squirming doesn't seem to help. I can't get relief from this feeling. I went to the gynecologist. my swabs were negative for STD yeast and BV. I was worried about a fistula or prolapse but after doing an internal exam my doctor said neither one of those was the problem. she referred me back to a pelvic floor physical therapist. I was in PT two years ago for high tone pelvic floor dysfunction. I'm just wondering if anyone else has felt this way? has treatment been successful for anyone? I'm having a hard time trusting my doctor... if she didn't find anything what else could this feeling be?? it's causing me great anxiety and driving me a little nuts.. I can't get comfortable and it's causing me to lose sleep. help!!

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    I bet your doctor examined you lying down. Ask her to examine you in a standing position, so that anything that is "coming down" she will be able to feel. When lying flat these things often just fall back into place.. Do you have vaginal "burps" or are you just saying it feels like a soft lump? When are you most uncomfortable? and what relieves the discomfort? Any problems with peeing, pooing, intercourse?

    Any vaginal births?

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      yes she did examine me laying down. they arent burps and nothing comes out it just feels like something is there and i cant get it out. im most uncomfortable when im sitting or laying down. walking around feels fine. nothing really seems to relieve the discomfort. no problems with peeing pooping or intercourse. im 31 and have had 2 vaginal deliveries with no complications. my youngest is 6.

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    Something irritating your pudendal nerve? Did this start after doing strenuous exercise or lifting children or have you been riding a bike or working out a lot?

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      This actually started after a 6-hour day of hunting... sitting on a stool in the 30 degree weather. when we came home and I changed into pajamas and sat on the couch I noticed it was there. that was last Sunday night.

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      Sounds like that sitting on a stool may have affected a nerve in that area. Possibly your pudendal nerve. Have you tried cold compresses and ibuprofen?

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    i took some ibuprofen this morning and its been a bit better i think but still there. i don't usually ice i use heat for my pelvic floor dysfunction. i will try that too. i hope its the nerve ive been freaking myself out about a fistula or prolapse. 😦 😦 😦

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    update:

    i just saw my pelvic floor physical therapist and she is pretty sure its nerve irritation. she gave me stretches and strategies to try out and then will do an internal examination next app to rule out prolapse. she doesn't think thats it so heres hoping.

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    Hi have you found any more info?? I think I have the same problem, I just posted this:

    So this is really TMI but its the strangest and most uncomfortable thing and I would do anything to make it stop. I was laying down and I passed gas and it traveled to the front vaginal area. After this I had the feeling like there was a large air bubble at the opening of my vagina and also an air bubble near my anus. I've tried squirming around and all this causes it to do is feel like the 2 air bubbles are moving a bit but they never go away. I've tired different exercises to release air from the vagina but there isn't any actual air that comes out when I do this. This has been going on for a week and is extremely uncomfortable because I can always feel the air bubbles and cannot focus in class. Someone please tell me what to do, do I need an MRI? I am under 25 no kids or pregnancies.

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