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2 years ago after a super fast delivery (third baby) I suffered a grade 2 cystocele and grade 2 rectocele. I was fitted with a ring pessary and did 10 months of pt. I managed to reduce my cystocele to a grade 1.
Over the past 2 years Iv managed fine, I had no symptoms, I changed and cleaned the pessary and didn’t even feel it at all.
Suddenly last week everything changed, I began to experience quite painful lower back pain and tummy cramps. The pessary is so painful to wear. I can feel it with every step. I went to see my gp and she said my prolapse is probably back at around a grade 2 as I originally started. She suggested I leave the pessary out for a few days as the area looked a bit inflamed.
Iv had it out for a few days now which has been pretty awful, the original dragging sensation is back and frequent urination.
Iv put the pessary back in today and the pain has returned. Period type cramps, back pain and pain inside the vagina in general.
Any ideas what is happening? It’s all been quite sudden after 2 years. I’m discharged from gyno as I didn’t want a repair if the pessary took care of my problems. Surgery is serious and it worries me a bit. I imagine my gp will send me back to gyno . I’m only 36! I don’t feel sorry for myself but I just kind of want to get on with things without pain and hopefully without an operation.
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