Time for you to Talk About Pelvic Organ Prolapse

 

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Time to Chat About Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP, is too often brushed aside by health care professionals. It’s up to women to communicate the severity of their symptoms and the problems they cause. It’s Time to Talk to Your Doctor about Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

By Joseph Maccarone, MD, Urogynecologist—Virtua Female Pelvic Medicine. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition affecting 1 in 3 women. It occurs when a woman’s pelvic organs drop downward due to a lack of support from the muscles and connective tissues in the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor disorders (urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse) affect one in five women in the United States.

1 Pelvic organ prolapse is less common than urinary or fecal incontinence but affects almost 3% of U.S. women. 1 Pelvic organ prolapse happens more often in older women and in white and Hispanic women than in younger women or. IT’S TIME TO TAKE PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE OUT OF THE CLOSET By Sherrie J. Palm. Pelvic organ prolapse.

Pessary. Urogynecology. Terms that all women should be familiar with, terms that few women are. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common female health condition that has probably been around since the beginning of mankind yet sadly remains in the closet.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when there is a shift in the optimal position of the pelvic organs (in women those are the uterus, rectum, and bladder). Symptoms may include a feeling of pressure or heaviness in the perineum, altered flow of urine, a feeling of falling out, constipation or straining, and discomfort during intercourse. What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? There are 5 types of pelvic organ prolapse: cystyocele (bladder drops and bulges into the vaginal canal), rectocele (large bowel or rectum bulges into the vaginal wall), enterocele (intestines), vaginal vault (vagina caves in on itself, possibly after uterus is removed-hysterectomy), and uterine (uterus).

Pelvic Organ Prolapse is basically when your insides fall our your vagina. Yikes! Stephanie Dolgoff reports on how she solved her POP problem. As embarrassing as pelvic organ prolapse can be to talk about, it’s something you need to discuss with your primary care physician or gynecologist.

Letting it go can leave urine in your bladder, which can lead to urinary tract infections. Pelvic organ prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, can affect many women. In fact, about one-third of all women are affected by prolapse or similar conditions over their lifetime.

Posting here all the time at the moment!3 weeks ago I had quite a horrendous labour. 1 hour of pushing to discover baby was in a bad position faile. Talk » Childbirth » Pelvic organ prolapse?!

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Gastrointestinal complications following abdominal sacrocolpopexy for advanced pelvic organ prolapse.

“Campbell-Walsh Urology” by Alan J. Wein, Louis R. Kavoussi, Andrew C. Novick, Alan W. Partin, Craig A. Peters
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by Alan J. Wein, Louis R. Kavoussi, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

MANAGING YOUR PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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O’Boyle A, Woodman P, O’Boyle J, et al: Pelvic organ support in nulliparous pregnant and nonpregnant women: A case control study.

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Pelvic organ prolapse is identified visually for any organ protruding outside of the vaginal introitus and provoked by asking the patient to strain and cough to determine the extent of the prolapse.

“The Nurse Practitioner in Urology” by Michelle Lajiness, Susanne Quallich
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by Michelle Lajiness, Susanne Quallich
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In all women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse, several areas of function need to be discussed including urinary, bowel, sexual, and other pelvic complaints.

“Comprehensive Gynecology” by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
from Comprehensive Gynecology
by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
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Alternatively, if the uterus is still in place, the peritoneum is opened posterior to the uterus and the flap is dissected posteriorly between the rectum and the vagina.

“Geriatric Urology” by Tomas Lindor Griebling
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by Tomas Lindor Griebling
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Injury to the ureter is the most serious complica­tion of hysterectomy and usually occurs during the abdominal procedure, particularly during a difficult dissection for PID, endometriosis, or pelvic cancer.

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In all women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse, several areas of function must be discussed and potentially addressed, including urinary, bowel, sexual, and other pelvic complaints.

“Comprehensive Gynecology E-Book” by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, Gretchen M Lentz, Fidel A Valea
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by Rogerio A. Lobo, David M Gershenson, et. al.
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If the ureter can be clearly identified transperitoneally by its peristalsis and found to be safely beneath the level of the infundibulopelvic ligament, oophorectomy can be performed without opening the pelvic sidewall peritoneum.

“Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery” by Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd
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by Tommaso Falcone, William W. Hurd
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Pelvic organ prolapse in the Women’s Health Initiative: gravity and gravidity.

“Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery E-Book” by Mark D. Walters, Mickey M. Karram
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  • I am an Arvigo Therapy practitioner which is also known as Mayan Abdominal Massage. It is a non evasive treatment for uterine or bladder prolapse that was developed in Belize, Central America. There are now practitioners around the world that do this treatment. It works to reposition the organs in the pelvic floor. Often times women believe this is something that they have to live with but there is help out there. I have been treating uterine and bladder prolapse for years and there is hope! Please do some research on this treatment and find a practitioner in your area:)

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  • Im 29 years old dont smoke,have kids and im not overweight. I have a bladder prolapse. I discoverd it friday july 17 it freaked me out when i found it the only reason i looked was being intimate with my other half was causing a lot of pain and bleeding. But what most likely caused my prolapse is chronic constipation and heavy lifting. Im still waiting to be seen by my gynecologist. It cant happen soon enough im super stressed out! I wish someone would have told me this could happen! I would have been more on top of my constipation. Iv now started taking miralax and making more effort to eat more fiber and fruits and vegetables. My prolapse is still inside but it blocks the entryway. Iv been working on kegel exercise. I know why women are hesitant to bring it up to their doctor. When i went to my doctor lets say he lacked sensitivity and made a comment about how i should just use more lube. when he should have asked if iv been using lube? because i told him what officially made me make an appointment was one the really painful intercourse an bleeding plus finding the weid mass inside. So to make the comment just use more lube upset me in an already very uncomfortable situation! The good news is the Specialist I’ve been referred to have all had way more professional courtesy then my primary doctors here over the past few years I have vented on Facebook about how I feel the healthcare system has failed me because I cannot seem to find a primary care doctor that takes a proactive approach to my health I know they exist because I had a very good doctor when I was a kid and my other half has a great doctor as well if it wasn’t for insurance I would have switched to his doctor already due to this incident. I have message my doctor in reference to the comment that was made in hopes that in the future I can receive better care!!

  • Thanks Dr.s for explaining so well.I was so scaired.I didnt know my options.I plan to get operated. Hopefully I can even. go there.Thanks.

  • This is an excellent presentation! Very informative and helpful to all of us out here with various forms and stages of pelvic organ prolapse.

  • I am in NY, if I come to LA (my son leaves there) how long will I stay in the Hospital and also regarding the Insurance (I have Medicare (covers 80%) and AARP Insurance (Covers the other 20%). Please let me know.

  • Thank you so so much for sharing. I also struggle with prolapse after giving birth to my first child, and it had been devastating and also caused periods of depression for me post-partum. I used to be a passionate runner and I am devastated that running and racing is no longer in the cards for me. Everything that you say very much resonates with me, including the decision over how to give birth to a second child, and the jealously over women that can still do HIIT workouts. Sending so much love.

  • My grandmother had 10 children! How on earth did she deal with it? We clearly need help from traditon midwives who know hands on stuff!! I’m 29 never been sexually active, no pregnancies, etc, Im underweight or have very little to no excess fat. But I have MS and I’ve been neglecting my pelvic health. Hoping to help my pelvic floor by doing some kegel exercises.

  • I So Wished I Had Seen This Before My Surgery Id Totally Asked The Dr That Did My Surgery To Do Just This Way & Id Not Ever Have To Worry About It Coming Back!!.,Susan Boyd, Lord I’ve Had All Kinds Of Sickness In My Long Life This Far..,Thanks!! Yo Tube & Dr:s, For.Showing Us, This Videos..,Peace,&.Love,

  • I stumbled upon this while hoping to see if anyone close to my age experienced this. I felt like something was falling out of me 2 days ago after trying to use the bathroom and pushing too hard. My gyno didn’t seem to be alarmed and told me to wait until Monday. I have 2 more days until my appointment. I’m an emotional wreck with worry. Like you said DON’T GOOGLE-which is difficult for me. I’m worried about sex being uncomfortable too. Thank you for speaking out about this, I totally cried when you were talking.

  • Starting physical therapy for my prolapse and pelvic floor weakness soon. Currently laying in bed with lower back pain from mine seeking out information like this. Thank you for sharing. It’s comforting to know we aren’t alone. I’ve carried 3 kids and had a hysterectomy late last year. The perfect storm for things to start shifting around unfortunately. Hoping to be able to lessen my symptoms with non surgical treatments.

  • sorry if this is tmi but I’m 15 and i can feel a hard bone like ball inside my vagina. i can movie it around and it doesn’t hurt it’s just uncomfortable. it feels like it’s behind the vag walls and i freaked out and thought i’d left a tampon in and my mom took me to the hospital and they got gynaecologists to check and they said it was just faeces in the rectum which was quite embarrassing. i did a number two and it’s still there. i check every time and it doesn’t go away and i don’t know what to do. i’m really not comfortable asking my mom to take me to the gyne and i’m also too young to take myself. anyone know of or had the same issue?

  • Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I’m actually going through this right now I’m not sure what type of prolapsed I have I’m absolutely miserable. It’s like when I first wake up I don’t feel it notice it there’s absolutely nothing there. but after I get up and I’m moving around or drinking liquids or eating I get this huge bulge where it hurts. Then I’m barely able to urinate, I can’t sit and I can’t drive. the only thing I’ve noticed that helps the bulge go back down as if I lay down for hours or if I quit drinking fluids or eating. so if anyone has any advice for me that’s going through anything similar or has been through this, I would really appreciate it.

  • 33yo, 5 weeks pp, 1st baby and no previous history of any pelvic floor disfunction:( What did you end up having natural birth or c section?

  • Hi Everyone, Thank you for this video @thatmamagoes. I have been dealing with Uterine Prolapse. I have a question just out of curiosity for everyone……Who all have had the Gardasil vaccine?

  • Thank you for this. I find it difficult to find things online about having sex, getting pregnant and birth with this issue. Can you give more info?

  • Thank you for this video, I have a 2 year old he is my 3rd baby and the last 2 were really close together and I’ve had a 9lb and 2 8lb babies. A month after the youngest baby I noticed something wasn’t right down there it looked like something bulging at the entrance to the vagina I was horrified!! I went to my doctor who confirmed that I had a uterine prolapse and a slight bladder prolapse as well. I was told to try 6months of pelvic floor exercises and I did get pretty good improvement, I didn’t want surgery but will need it in the future it affects me with sex etc i can feel the cervix about 2 inches inside the vagina give or take, it makes sex very painful as the cirvix usually out of the way is getting bruised and sore from normal sex Im only 29 aswell. Thank you for sharing your story and s experience with us all x

  • Back Nov. 20, 2018 my uterus pushed my bladder down. Also had rectocele because of constipation. Bladder was sutured up at that time. Now it is the middle of March 2019, and my bladder fell again. I need to go back in the hospital again to get it suture back up.

  • Bless you for this video. I am so like you, it was found a week ago after a botched hysterectomy 6 years ago and had no idea this even existed. Not knowing and being afraid was the worst. I am very private and shy about the physical body so mentally it has been so hard. Thank you again.

  • I am grateful that you decided to speak about this. I’m 69 years old and am hearing about prolapse for the very first time. I’m stunned by this! When I first discovered “something” drooping I was very frightened by it. What the heck! You ladies talking about this on youtube will help thousands of women so they are not frightened by this knowledge one day. I am so annoyed that no doctor ever cautioned me about this so that I could prevent it! Thank you again.

  • Thanks for sharing. Now I don’t feel so alone in this. I’ve had every prolapse there is, still waiting for my bladder sling surgery. It’s hard to accept that my vaginal opening looks odd compared to most women and that makes me extremely self conscious! It really is something you can’t stop thinking about! It’s one day at a time for me. I’m praying you had a healthy birth! God bless!!

  • Hi I just came across your video and I also have rectocele. And can relate to your feelings. I’m just learning about it and have not been diagnosed, but I already know by how my body feels.
    So thanks for sharing, your video helped me to see that there are other women out there, and I’m not alone in this journey!

  • Hello! I am going through the same thing right now. I suffer cystocele after my first child who is now almost 18 months. I am now 21 weeks pregnant and recently in the last two weeks have felt more symptoms of cystocele. Heaviness, sitting in a ball and it’s much worse when I cough or sneeze. I am also afraid of what will or can happen after I reliever my second child as I am also planning to have a vaginal birth. I do not have pain or pain with intercourse and beside a bulge down there, it does not bother me. I loved your video and I just want to let you know you are def not alone! Please keep us updated! Much love, from Houston.

  • You are not alone. I was just diagnosed this week with both Cystocele and Rectocele. It’s a tough realization and now I’m trying to seek information to hopefully improve it and stop or at least slow the progression. It’s just devastating for women. Would love an update from you on this. Thanks for sharing.:)

  • I have a mild cystocele and rectocele with no symptoms after having my son. I only noticed as my husband said I felt ‘smaller’ down there and could feel a bulge during intimacy. Did you have another baby? If so how did it go? Did it get worse?

  • I’m looking for the link on the website to the clinical trial mentioned for prp/stem cell treatment for prolapse. I’m interested in participating. Please advise or post link. Thanks so much for posting this video and for your help.

  • I feel your pain, I’m only 23 years old! I had my son then a week later got a uterine prolapse, it’s at the opening of my vagina (not hanging out but feels heavy and pressure) it has massively effected my confidence and it is uncomfortable and I just feel like shit 24/7, I’m 3 weeks postpartum and I’ve started doing kegels and hoping it will help, I’m also going to seek help from a women’s physio therapist once I’m 6 weeks postpartum but terrified it won’t work at all, I struggle to even walk for long because it’s just too uncomfortable or maybe I’m just focusing on it more than I did before I found out what it was. The doctor said it was a grade 1 but I believe it is a grade 2. I feel like I can’t do as much as I used to and that upsets me as I was very active

  • Thank you so much for sharing. I was showering about a month ago when I first noticed that I had something coming out of my vagina that was not there before. Due to the covid I was unable to see my doctor but spoke to her over the phone. After telling her what it felt like she said that it seemed as if it was a prolapse. I didn’t give it much though, but I decided to go to the ER to make sure it wasn’t something malignant. I went to the ER 2 days ago and they gave me the diagnosis. I’m not sure what kind of prolapse I have, but it’s a prolapse. I am going to see my doctor in a few days to get more information and talk about my options. I feel the same way you did. I’m upset with my body, depressed and old. I also went to nursing school and couldn’t believe this is happening to me. This is supposed to happen to old women, so I thought. I am only 29 but did have two vaginal births, suffered from chronic constipation, and have carried a lot of heavy things. I feel so devastated I even decided to stop seeing my current sex partner, although I must accept that I’m regretting it. I am so thankful to you for the bravery of talking about, it is honestly putting things in a different perspective and knowing I’m not alone makes all the difference.

  • Good Evening Everyone! I am experiencing the same thing about a week now I was wondering if it’s my mind omg how comes I didn’t get a warning it just start feeling heavy down there and when I shower I check and I feel it ������ I live in Jamaica I know that surgery is going to be very expensive I don’t have any savings I don’t even have a health card am stressed I need help

  • Thank you so much for making this video! I started bawling when you started talking about how you feel less of a woman and that you’re angry at your body because that’s exactly how I feel. I just found out that I have the same and I’m 26 years old. I feel like I’ve aged a good 40+ years after finding out about this. It’s terrifying because I have a 2 year old son but want to have another baby, so it feels good to see that you’re on your second baby, even after having this. It gave me some hope. This is just all so new to me and I don’t know what to think. Thank you for sharing. God bless you ♥️

  • I found this video as part of an assignment (researching pelvic organ prolapse for midwifery school!) and you are just such a genuine and inspiring person. Totally subscribing.

  • Thank you for sharing your experience and know that you are not alone. I have recently discovered that I suffer from this condition and it has devastated me mentally and physically. I experienced pain and heaviness since my son’s birth but always thought it might be stitches (had episiotomy due to postpartum haemorrhage) until one day during self examination, I found something hanging out of my vagina. I freaked and called my doc. The story thereafter is pretty much same to yours and everyone who have commented on this video. I started reading on internet initially about this condition and now I am onto reading and watching blogs like yours and many other women, who have similar condition and how they are coping up. I fail to understand why we are not made aware of all the precautions we need to take after vaginal delivery??My first was c sec and took all the precautions as advised by doc and was back to leading a healthy active normal life after 8 to 10 weeks. The second baby was normal delivery. I wish I had known about precautions to be taken after pp to save myself from getting this or atleast not as worse as it is now. I could have avoided so many activities during my initial pp days. I was always told that recovering from normal delivery was much quicker…clearly not for evryone:( I am trying to gather myself and come to terms with my new normal body and routine and is causing me anxiety but taking it in gradually. Stay strong. Best wishes.

  • I am so glad I found your video. I feel like you’re reading my mind and speaking my thoughts. I am headed to another doctor on Thursday for an actual diagnosis but I swear my uterus is actively falling out. Thank you for making me feel like I’m not alone and crazy. This video is a huge blessing to me. Thank you!!!!!!

  • Thanks for sharing! I’m glad to see someone else is talking about this! �� I just started physiotherapy for my prolapse. It is beyond frustrating but I do feel like there is the possibility of improvement now that I’m getting help to work on it.

  • Thank you so much for sharing your story. I was feeling very alone and like my body failed me. I was just diagnosed with bladder, rectal, and uterine prolapse this week. I’m 11 weeks post partum after having my first child and just turned 30. I’m reeling from the diagnosis.

    I’m starting physical therapy soon and getting fitted for a pessary ring. Is that what helped you?

  • Hi, my friend is having same problem… cervix prolapse at 13 weeks & she can able to see the cervix through vagina….
    Whether she need complete bedrest until delivery after pessary also..?????
    Please reply…����

  • I have same problem I’m really sad I’m doing phosio for the moment but no big change and I have bad constipation u not the only one I’m still suffering hoping that will be better and I will get back to my normal life

  • I was just diagnosed today with both cystocele and rectocele. I was just at my OBGYN doctor two weeks ago for my annual check up and everything was fine. This happened so suddenly as I was on an ab machine working out when I noticed every time I would go forward, I felt something protruding. Sure enough, I went to the doctor today and he confirmed. It’s such an uncomfortable feeling and it’s all so new to me. How did yours get better? He mentioned I could have surgery or I could use a pessary. Thank you for sharing your story!

  • The doctors need to educate women more about the long term ramifications of prolapse associated with hysterectomy and come up with a PT program to assist women in what and what should not be done when exercising, when it’s safe, what type of exercises to do to sustain a healthy pelvic floor, etc.

  • Thank you for posting this video. I’m 35 and just had my “dynamic MRI”. I’m currently considering surgery so it was really great to hear from another woman going through the same thing. My mom also had this condition. Thankfully she talked about it matter-of-factly when we were growing up, so I knew immediately what it was. I also thank my mom that I don’t get embarrassed or angry with my body, and I’m optimistic about making a full recovery because I know my mom’s issues were successfully fixed with surgery. I only wish I’d listened to my mom when she told me women shouldn’t carry heavy things. Now I know why! Best wishes to y’all!

  • I had my second son 3 weeks ago and have been checking how things are looking and progressing down below and I have a feeling that things aren’t quite right and have been stressing about it. Thank you for making this video, it’s not a great feeling knowing that such a delicate private part of yourself is not the same anymore and it’s nice to know that I’m not alone. My GP said to wait until my 6 week post part. appt. to have it checked out and I’m trying to prepare myself for the outcome.

  • Thank you for sharing. I have finally found answers to my pain and frustrating problems and also the shame. I was diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse. The cystocele and rectocele will be repaired in the upcoming month. The shame women deal with. It’s like a taboo. No one wants to talk about. Well, not anymore. I will definitely promote women to got a pelvic floor exam. Thanks again.

  • I was feeling so alone about my bladder prolapse. and being ashamed to talk about it to anyone. feeling i can’t have a relationship. i an sad most of the time.suffering silent in side.but i am wearing a pessery. and being ashamed.and being ashamed to talk about it to anyone. ����������

  • Thank you for sharing your story. I’m glad I saw this video. Made me feel less alone I guess. I am going through the same thing. What did you do to improve it, just pelvic floor exercises? How long did it take to improve or did it go away fully or was it just less?

  • Hey mama, I also asked you on Instagram a few moments ago if you would mind sharing your 2nd birth story with me or point me toward that video? I want to have another baby but I have a rectocele after number 1 8 months ago. Thanks for sharing! My email is [email protected] gmail.com

  • I appreciate you talking about this. I know how hard and even embarrassing it is to bring this up, because, as you said, women our age mostly have not even heard of pelvic organ prolapse. I am only 26 and have given birth to my firsborn, and soon after found out I have uterine prolapse. My doctor said it will probably go away in time, but a year later it had not and I am currently freshly pregnant with my second child. I am scared and devastated, I always dreamed of having three or four kids, but now I am so petrified of not being able to have this second normally, without my uterus falling out of the vagina. It consumes my mind every day…. difficult to accept. But it makes it a bit easier to know there are women my age who are going through something similar.

  • Thank you for this video! I’m seeing my obgyn tomorrow for a confirmed diagnosis. But I had my girls 19 months apart. After my 2nd, around 5-6 weeks postpartum, I did the same thing. Felt a heaviness and a pressure down there i figuredit was still just tightness from my stitches or something. So when washing up in the shower, I decided to feel and see if my stitches had dissolved yet. I felt this weird fleshy thing at the spot where my opening to my vaginal area should have been. I freaked out, and took a mirror to look and saw this bulge at the opening. I immediately messaged my dr and described it, but i was only 5 weeks postpartum, so she thought at the time it was still my body healing from swelling and such. She even took a look at my postpartum visit and told me to stick to doing kegels, but she said to take it easy and let my body heal. I had Googled it and suspected bladder prolapse, took her advice and worked on kegel and lower abdominal strengthening. I too have always had a weak pelvic floor, looking back. I am now 11 months postpartum and still am dealing with this issue. Some days its not as bad. But then some days I feel lots of pressure. It has effected me a lot emotionally, mentally, physically. I had and still have allll the same thoughts as you did. And I would love more kids, bug I’m so scared of ruining my body more, i guess. Im so scared that I’m going to end up pushing my bladdar furthur out or require surgery later.. it’s humiliating talking about it to my mom, who thinks I’m crazy and that it’s impossible since I am only 24 with 2 kids.. she’s in her 40s after having 7 with no experience with this.. I’m ready to see my dr and discuss this further with her. Some days mentally its not too bad. But some days it wears on me and makes me feel less than. My husband doesn’t mind. It doesn’t really effect sex too much, except it takes a little more time to.. fully uh, get it in lol and we just can’t achieve certain positions anymore do to discomfort.. but it’s not anything terrible. It’s more of a mental game. And I do think it’s due to a lack of information. Nobody discusses this with moms during pregnancy. It’s supposed to be an older lady thing. But, the more research I have done, the more I see that it is a lot more commom than people think.

  • Thanks for sharing. I had a prolapse after my 6 year olds birth and an even more severe one after my almost 4 year olds birth. The vaginal prolapse is better but I deal with the rectal prolapse daily. With that comes a lot of inconsistence and issues going. I basically don’t let it stop.me from doing anything but I do have to be aware of using the bathroom quickly. I’m unsure what I’m going to do about it. I’m 37 and was told not to get surgery or anything until after menopause. I feel like most people have no idea this can happen. And I don’t understand why it’s not talked about more. Thanks again!!

  • Question. Let’s say you also have an IUD. If the uterus is moving. Is it possible that the IUD can fall out of place. And you might get pregnant?
    No period for 6 weeks ��

  • The bubble feeling yes, that’s what i get too. I had cancer treatment recently on my pelvic area and i don’t think my bladder was full enough to keep it out of the way. I feel like it is definitely my fault.

  • Hi! I also had a bladder and rectal prolapse after the birth of my son. I’m 28 years old and following physio. It is said to dramatically improve the situation. Didn’t get to the dramatic part for me yet. Lots of home exercise basically. I don’t have symptoms other than uncomfortable at certain sex positions, at others I don’t feel much.:( But I’m devastated to hear that the prolapse can come back just through pregnancy. I thought it’s giving birth vaginally that triggers it. Now I’m terrified, I do want to have more children, but also don’t want to completely say goodbye to my sex life at 28:(((

  • You are so brave! Thank you for sharing and you are absolutely not alone! I am not sure if you have been to a pelvic floor physical therapist, but it will seriously change your life!!

  • Have you checked out Femfusion Fitness channel by physical therapy Dr. Bri? She has a ton of videos on healing this and lots of exercises!

  • Thank you for the courage to speak up about this. This is a lot more common then anyone realizes.
    Unfortunately it’s not even talked about from doctors to do preventative measures. I discover what it was after we’ll over a year with symptoms I have a bladder prolapse. It’s something women are so stunned by we don’t share.
    I do when I can to younger women so they can ask their doctors for proper exercises for the pelvic floor.
    Your description of how this makes us feel as women is very accurate.
    Praying for us all�� it’s not pleasant to deal with affects our daily lives to varying degrees.

  • Hello it happened to me after my 2 pregnancy. But it was ok but now after my hysterectomy it got i think as bad as you. I cried and got very emotional about it. I started to do Kegel exercices and it helps a lot. I try not to lift or jump or run. I feel sorry for you i know how it feels.

  • I applaud you for sharing your struggle. I didn’t have this exact problem but after my 4th baby my bladder control become non existent. I felt very similar as you did. I was embarrassed and mad at my body. I had to get help from professionals, which wasn’t pleasant and it was mortifying, and I finally was able to get some control. I still can’t sneeze, cough, do jumping Jax, etc, without peeing myself BUT I’ve come along way from having no control at all. I’m so sorry you’re going through this and I encourage you to focus on the fact that after you have your beautiful baby that you can get your body back to your “normal”. ❤️

  • Wow!! You impress me more all the time. I admire you for sharing this. I know that must have been so so hard! I am glad you put it out there for other women that are experiencing it and need support. I agree we need to support each other and know that we are not alone in these hard things. You are awesome girl!

  • I had bladder prolapse recently. I was referred to pelvic floor physiotherapy and had to do pelvic floor exercises. That was intense, but it helped.

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  • Thank you for being transparent and vulnerable in sharing your experience.
    I had some mild prolapse in my previous pregnancy. It happened while I was away on vacation. It was very worrisome. You never want to be sitting in the ER alone, out of network, while your husband walks your exhausted tantrumming toddler around the parking lot. I’m extremely blessed that it seemed to self resolve bw my ER visit and returning home to my regular OBGYN.

  • I am so excited to find you here. Listening to your story encourages me so much. I feel so frustrated and alone.
    My story is long so I will try to share a short version… I had a partial hysterectomy at the age of 46 in 2015 which caused me to go into surgical menopause, 4 days after removing my uterus, cervix, and much scar tissue from 2 c-sections, I went septic and needed bladder surgery. Th rough an MRI they discovered my bladder was nicked in two places from my previous surgery.
    Afterwards I had 3 weeks of self catheterizing because my bladder would not function itself so I had to re-train it. I did HRT for about 2 yrs after due to going into what my OBGYN said was called surgical menopause. It just got too expensive and only seemed to help reduce my hot flashes and caused me other issues so I stopped in 2017.
    Now during this stay home orders, I think I have a bladder prolapse. I can see my urethra. It’s not hanging out but it feels like when you have a tampon in half way.and it’s just sitting there. I suspect it is probably a stage 2 but I have not had a proper diagnosis yet.
    Not all days does it feel like that but it feels uncomfortable and some days painful.
    My husband was laid off on March 20 because of the current situation. We had to buy cheap private insurance so I am trying to figure all of this out and how to take care of this with lifestyle changes, kegels, and proper exercise until he gets a job. Then I can go see my OBGYN in hopes to get PT with a specialist.
    I started all of this a few weeks ago and I have been so discouraged and frustrated. When I walk longer than 30 min., even slow walks, it gets so uncomfortable. I am an active person and have given up everything I enjoy doing like running, HIIT, P90X, heavy weight lifting. I am discouraged and told my husband just last night what is the point if my life will be like this now. I do not sit around doing nothing well at all and I cant be active and on my feet all day right now. sighs
    Like I already mentioned, I think it’s a stage 2 because when I stand nothing sticks out. Since I have not been diagnosed yet, all I have to go by currently is the internet to research and figure it all out which is kind of scary. �� Way too much info out there and not all of it is good.
    I thank you for your encouragement. I am not sure my situation can be reversed but I am sure the lifestyle changes and PT will help, at least that is my hopes.
    It’s sad to me that this topic is not talked about in your earlier years of childbirth. They do not stress kegel exercises and how truly important they are to your pelvic floor strength. When I had my first baby at 29, it seemed like kegels were to tighten your vagina for sex. So infuriating. So here I am at the age of 51, cant go to a doctor, didnt even have vaginal child birth and I can see my bladder. It depresses me and consumes me some days.
    I relate to how you feel. I feel like such a failure and less of a woman. Before my partial hysterectomy I was in my sexual prime. Who would have though all of this would happen. It just makes no sense to me. They dont explain how impact, running, heavy lifting can cause pelvic floor damage unless you do these activities with a strong pelvic floor.
    Thank you for sharing your story. I have been looking for women like you to listen to because it helps to feel like I am not alone. I also enjoy reading the comments too because so many search for someone that understands them and that they can relate to.
    I hope you are doing better.
    Thank you again and thank you for reading about my story. ��
    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

  • I finally found a gynocologist willing to fit me for a pessary, although she remained unwilling to really check to see what size until I brought in a chart of the different ones with labels explaining. I now have a large gelhorn size, but lived for months with a too-small one. I drink coffee, but had to stop due to a fallen too-small pessary. I fell asleep on the freeway (it was vacant and pitch-dark) and totalled my car without injury.

  • I need to see a doctor as well to find out what’s going on down there. I had 2 successful vaginal deliveries. ������ I thank God I was able to have kids because there are a lot of women that can’t have kids. So whatever is going on down there I’ll just have to deal because I would do it all again if I had to. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  • Thank you for sharing. I had my daughter in 2017 and just a few weeks ago I got a prolapse. My husband doesn’t understand and I’m becoming obsessed as I feel very alone with so many questions.

  • Thank for your willingness to talk about this. I was diagnosed with a cystocele just over two years ago. I have had physical therapy and my symptoms are almost nonexistent. My husband and I are trying for another pregnancy and the only worry I have is my pelvic floor.

  • iv had my problem with prolapse since the age of 17, following many miscarriages, there has been several attempts of mesh insertions to prevent the pregnancy losses or meant to not be able to have any children, however i am a survivor and have been blessed with healthy children today.

  • Hi. Thank you for this video! My name is Melodina. I’m 25 years old & 6months pp. My daughter turned 6 months on April 11th. I just found out yesterday I have a prolapse. On April 7th I was feeling pelvic pain & noticed a buldging thing coming out of my vag opening. I was scared not knowing what it was. So fast forward to my 5th time going to emerge the youngest doctor of them all was able to tell what was wrong. I was so shocked that even the older more experienced doctors kept sending me home not knowing what wax wrong with me. I’m so heart broken thinking I can never have anymore children. My daughter is my little miracle baby. It took me & her dad more then 3 years to concieve. I’m so emotional right now. I want more kids, like why did this have to happen to me:( I’m praying that it doesn’t get worser

  • It is also important to know about Collagen Genetics. Some women can have 0 or 1 baby and develop POPs. Other women can have 6 or 8 babies and have no POPs.

  • I feel very out of place with everything. I’m 14 and I’m dealing with this. I’m scared honestly. I’m going to have my doctors appointment soon but idk what to do. I feel like I’m just messed up Bc of how young I am having these vaginal problems.

  • I have this pelvic organ prolapse when i gave birth to my my first born… i felt depressed when i found out that i have this… i became crazy, it felt like i want to end my life, asking myself why i have this. So many things now i cant do anymore like running, carrying heavy things, jumping and even get tired cannot.. but then i realized that hey, i still have regular menstuation, i can still breathe, i have complete body parts why do i have to get myself devastated, what i did was i stand up, i wipe my tears, and i told myself i can handle this everthing will gonna be ok… and i kept going til now i keep going. Now my son is 9yrs, and prolapse is still there, my problem is my boyfriend now dont know about this and he wanted to have a child. I dont know i going to do… because im ashame, maybe if i told him he will leave me… pls give me some advise thank you

  • Do you think that it’s possibly a copper deficiency as copper is needed to bind collagen to elastin and that beef liver would likely help?. and that maybe they depleted their copper levels from too much Vitamin C and Zinc in the diet?

  • Can i still have a baby atleast one? Coz the last time i went to doctor was last year 2013 since i still want to have atleast one child..

  • I have 2 friends who have endured a lot of pain and discomfort due to having mesh inserted to alleviate this condition. They absolutely do not recommend it!!

  • I don’t like the fact this mesh is left in the body, and now body tissue is going to grow into the mesh. That is what it looks like to me. Anything soft that is put on mesh eventually filters through the holes on the mesh. I wonder if this cost as much as uterine removal!

  • OMG. Will you PLEASE stop using and promoting these horrific devices! Those suffering severely from mesh complications are NOT rare. We are far more than 1-2% of all those implanted. And most that were implanted with mesh, even those that it worked for, could have been helped withOUT mesh, but were not given that option. Mesh is marketed as a quick and easy fix. When, in reality, there are not any quick fixes or easy answers for all of the “NOT rare” patients and their families that are suffering from mesh. Lives are being ruined, and the problems mesh causes are far worse than the original problems it was used to treat.