I am at my wits end

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i know i have a prolapsed uterus, i can see it. However a Gyni telephoned me and said he would try a pessary first then put me on his list to operate if necessary. However in the meantime he prescribed Estriol cream to be inserted with a long tube. I havent a clue how to get into the area as the uterus is right down and if i try to put a hard tube up there it would surely do damage. Can anyone give advice please. I am supposed to get this cream into me before i am seen in June.

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    You need to see a urogyn for prolapse, a gyno is not properly qualified to assess or operate unless he has done extra years of study. You can put the estrogen in with a finger instead of the hard applicator, just put a dot on your finger and reach in as far as you can go. Join the APOPS group to learn more about your condition.

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    hi, I was offered pessary too... I refused so he set me up for surgery...had the cream too...only used it once....tell your Doctor what you want.it's your body...if he says no then find another email Doctor....Good Luck.

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    hi BIANCA, sorry you're having problems. when you say you can see it, it might be the vaginal wall you can see bulging rather than the uterus? they both look similar, tense and shiny. have you inserted your finger to check? you might find there is space at the sides?

    You should be able to insert the applicator from the tube of cream gently as if inserting a tampon, aiming it backwards towards your coccyx region. take your time doing it and try to relax. also try inserting the cream when lying down, not when sat on a toilet as sitting on a toilet in a squat position makes the prolapse descend further. hope this helps x

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    there a Surgeon now who Specializes in both...that what my Doctor was.

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    I agree with Iseult. see a urogynaecologist not simply a gynaecologist. They have further training which is more focused on different prolapses and ASK questions if you don't understand your anatomy. Specialists do their own thing but we need to take responsibility for our own condition. Ask, research and research some more. Find the best urogynaecologist you can. Good luck.

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