Prolapse after kegels?

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Hi, I've suffered with stress incontinence when running or coughing since having my first child 9 years ago. Haven't done anything about it but started doing kegels yesterday with the squeezy app after my friends encouraged me to do something about it.

Got my period today and just went to change my cup and there's a great wodge of flesh hanging down. Totally freaked out, it feels large, not tender. What the? Any help?

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    Hiya Jess, I highly doubt the kegels will have caused this as they tighten the pelvic floor muscles and are part of physio when you have a prolapse.

    You should make an appointment with your doctor but try not to worry, I have a stage 4 prolapse and I've been living with it for 4 years.

    Rachael

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      Sorry Bianca I just noticed this reply when I logged in for some reason I wasn't notified of your reply.

      Prolapses are given a grading of 1 - 4 going from 1 which is minor to 4 which is severe.

      Mine is a stage 4 severe prolapse and I've lived with mine for years. My surgeon say prolapses are not life threatening, but are life altering meaning the symptoms that come with them change how you go about life.

      Symptoms may only come if you have a more moderate or severe form of prolapse.

      My biggest symptom is incontinence.

      I hope you have been able to see a doctor about what is going on for you.

      Rachael

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    Hi Jess it may be your cervix you can feel. Please dont worry. Lots of women have prolapses and they can be easily put right. Kegels wont cause this. Do see your doctor and get a full assessment of what is going on.

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