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new diagnosis uterine Prolapse

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hello everyone ,

This afternoon I went to see the doctor as been having stomach cramps , lower back pain , espically coming on at night, at first I thought this was a urine infection

My doctor gave me a internal examination and said straight away that I had a prolapse , much to my surprise ,she said she could see it , she explained everything and now I’m being referred to the gynaecology dept at the local hospital, hopefully will sort this out as it’s really getting me down and I’ll be 60 this year and this has come abit of a shock ,

I am taking paracetamol for the pain , she said that I will need to do pelvic floor exercises directed from by my gynaecology appt

I will be needing this forum very much I think and I’m so glad there is such a helpful group to have support and read your posts

Thank you for reading

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bantam12

Topical hrt can be very helpful as it strengthens all the tissues so keeps things in place. I also found Pilates with an experienced prolapse instructor made a huge difference and I’ve been able to reverse it.

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Tjt63 in reply to bantam12

thank you , I’ll look into hrt and Pilates

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MOLLYMILO007

Hi there ....I managed a bladder prolapse for 10 yrs with hrt and a kegal 8 exerciser these are a god send I've had 3 now pls Google kegal 8 ...I had a repair last Feb and all was great for 8 months unfortunately now I think my posterier repair had failed ad now I feel constant pressure in my bowel its bloody awful and I feel like crying 😢 I had a bad bout of constipation at Xmas that I bleed badly so I feel my repair at the back has failed..I'm bk on hrt and using my kegal 8 twice a day to see if I can help this before I consider a 2nd repair I went private so it cost 6.500 I've made another app to see my consultant in Feb I'm so fed up as I thought I had put all this behind me...honest it makes you feel very vulnerable I'm a young 63 Yr old my poor partner must fe rejected as I'm no longer interested in being intimate it makes you feel very unsexy lol.. like I said I feel its the back of my pelvic floor now called the anterior..pls buy a kegal 8 honest they are worth every penny...Good luck ..jx

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pizon in reply to MOLLYMILO007

can you please tell me what is hurt?

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MOLLYMILO007 in reply to pizon

Hrt....hormone replacement therapy..ask your gp if u should try it x

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pizon in reply to MOLLYMILO007

HRT

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pizon

thank you for the reply..however I have had very bad experiences with the medical profession…I now work with an herbalist the dr.’s have done more harm then good

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MOLLYMILO007

Hi there....I feel like a advert for kegal 8 but they are brilliant to help with pelvic floor ..I've had 3 over last ten years as I had a cystocel bladder prolapse got bad at times ..I've had a repair now I went private but I still use kegal 8...Google them they are worth the money x

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gymkat

I also recommend the Kegal 8 it’s brilliant. I had an anterior and posterior repair which failed within 9 months. The cystocele is far worse now but I don’t want more surgery. I use the kegal 8 and it’s helped me manage. I also use a natural sea sponge as a pessary on worse days and use the oestrogen vaginal cream. Search for jade and pearl sea sponge pessaries- I just bought natural sponges from Amazon and follow the same cleaning regime as the J&P recommend. I discovered these on this forum and they have made a huge difference to my quality of life.

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msmono in reply to gymkat

I'm so glad to read this as I've just had a painful and frightening experience where a GP (a brilliant GP I should add) inserted a pessary and the pain was so bad (I'll spare the details) I had to go back within two hours and ask her to remove it. Anyway have been wondering what to try and this seems like a good idea. Sorry for the hijack Tjt63.

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gymkat in reply to msmono

Give the sponges a try but read up on cleaning them first! a squirt of Hydrogen Peroxide in hot water is great. I just buy the simple pharmacy one.

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msmono

Hi and welcome. I think you'll get a lot of support here as we can all understand the emotional impact as well as the obvious physical stuff. It can take time to get over the initial shock of diagnosis so remember to look after your emotinal self too - I've had to appky a good dose of self compassion! I think the gynae referral is good. I've been referred to a women's physiotherapist so that could be another option for you?

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