Possible Vaginal Prolapse- what to expect after being confirmed?

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Hello ladies,

This forum has been a huge help and helping me learn about vaginal prolapse. I'm 33 years old and have had 5 babies vaginally.I noticed back pain, heaviness in my vagina, frequent pee trips and bad constipation since my 4th child. It has recently gotten worse and effecting my sex life with my hubby. I did a self examination and feel a big "bouncy ball" type thing up in my vagina. I can't seem to feel my cervix. I know that's not normal!!! Oh and I have been very good at always doing my keegle!!I'm very self conscience, but made an appt with a Urogyncologist! What happens once your diagnosed and what is the best type of surgery for correcting this issue? How long did most of you ladies wait before you opted for surgery? Any other tips will be helpful!!! Thanks!!!

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    Wait for the results of tests. You're diagnosis will determine the treatment available. 

    5 babies is a lot to push out. Your a busy mom. I hope it's not a prolapse. It could be  UTI or pressure from nerve in the back. 

    many blessings sent your way.

     

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    Hi, I am 49 and was already post penopausal. I experienced pretty much what you have described. I had a stage 3 prolapse. the time from seeing my doctor, specialist, and recent surgery (14th September) was approx 18 months. Not too bad I guess in a public system. I was a little sad at losing my childrens first home (hahaha) my uterus of course. But everytime I bent down to pick something up and felt a ball in my vagina or the constant trips to the toilet etc etc it confirmed that i had to do it. No amount of exercise was going to pull that uterus back up. So surgery went well. I had a vaginal removal. So no wounds on the outside. Of course i was nervous.It is major surgery and removing an organ remember. It took about 3 hours, i woke in recovery in a lot of pain but they filled me with drugs. I wont lie and say the next 24 hours for me was not painful but once catheter etc is out a shower helped to feel a little better. There was some small amount of blood loss but settled over a few days. I was there for 4 nights. A little longer because i couldnt go to the toilet and the bloating and spasms where awful. They allowed me home with just passing gas. Since home i have had discomfort, like a heavy dragging period pain, now and again a sharp pain will strike but nothing major. Feel tired all the time though so I have been resting throughout the day. i refuse to feel guilty. I seem to be going all night without needing the toilet which is fantastic. Before surgery when I went for a wee it felt as though it was running over a blockage and now thats gone. Anyway all in all I am glad I had it done, I know once it has healed and recovery period passed and mostly my bowel has started working again I will be happy. Right now I have to be cautious when I try to get up of chairs etc as if I strain it hurts. Soon reminds me though. So its now one week and one day since surgery and its OK. I feel confident it was the right decision for me. But good luck I hope you dont have to wait for too long
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      Thank you for your experience too. I also have a family history of vaginal prolapse. Can I ask you, which type of surgery did you elect for? Laptops optic, vaginally, robot and I know there are others too. Just searching and asking opinions!!!
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      I had a vaginal removal. It is now 2 weeks. I am having horrible gas pains with so much bloating i look about 9 months pregnant. I believe it is normal and will settle. So i am counting the days. I made a huge mistake today.... thinking it would be ok i bent over and lifted a very large heavy photo album up. Straightaway i felt pain and dropped the album. I have now been experiencing period like pain for a few hours now. I have decided to do nothing and rest for the rest of the day. I am seeing doctor tomorrow so hope all OK. If you have a choice about type of surgery then vaginal would be better i would think. Hope it goes well for you. I think in the long run it will be the best decision for me anyway.
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