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Unread 02-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal area

Hi...........I don't know what the heck is wrong. I have pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal are. It's not from within the vagina, it's bulging around and behind the vagina. It's almost like a throbbing and is fine when I sit and lay......Thanks
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Unread 02-24-2010, 06:31 PM
Pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal area

From what I understand most pelvic organ prolapses result in the same type of symptoms.....fullness and pressure, pain in the abdomen, back pain etc. And....most are relieved when lying down. I think it's worth getting checked out for sure. I saw your surgery was in October...only a few months ago. Any chance your problem could be caused by scar tissue / adhesions? Just a thought......
Unread 02-24-2010, 06:44 PM
Pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal area

I had a CT scan last month.......Dr. has been working with me. She is stumped. I actually went and had a second opinion. I was diagnosed with nerve pain by him (well known Dr. at a local Hospital). He actually trained my Dr. The CT didn't show anything. Would scar tissue show up on that? I really don't know. When I go in March 8, I will stand up and let my Dr. feel what I feel. When I lay down for an exam, it is not visable. I would love if it was scar tissue, and not a complete pelvic floor prolapse. My daughter is getting married in August and I feel like such a loser. This whole thing is getting me down. I cry only when my husband isn't home. He has been the best. Thanks for listening
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Unread 02-24-2010, 07:24 PM
Pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal area

Hugs to you Little Red. I hope you find out what is causing all this pain and symptoms. Just keep reading the articles on this site - and see if any of the stories sound like yours. I think it is a good idea to let your doctor examine you in the same position as when you feel the pain and pressure. Stuff moves around in there.

I struggled with an undiagnosed hyperthyroid condition for a long time before I was able to get treatment. I thought I was losing my mind! I ended up seeing a multitude of specialists and just kept pushing until I found one that was able to help me. You know when something is wrong with your body and it is so frustrating if it is dismissed while you are suffering. I ended up seeing a Physicians Asst. and that is the person who untlimately helped me - she had the time to work with me and listen that the doctors just didn't. Maybe you should "think outside the box" and seek an opinion from a PA, a D.O. or an alternative practioner? It can't hurt - and it could be your answer. I feel for you - you are not a "loser" - just one of the many of us who are the road to wellness with all it's twists and turns.
Unread 02-25-2010, 02:15 PM
Pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal area

Little Red....
I didn't understand that you were having "buldging". That doesn't sound like scar tissue to me....sounds more like a prolapse. You most definately need to have your doctor examine you standing up.
When I went to see my urologist, he examined me lying a regular pelvic exam, then he asked me to stand up. I didn't know why...until he asked me to put my right foot up on this low table. You can only imagine the look on my face standing there while he examined me while sitting on his little rolly around stool. LOL Of course, to add insult to injury, my urologist is about my age and easy on the eyes. LOL I was soooo embarrassed! But he said gravity changes everything and I guess that's when he knew I had the rectocele, enterocele, etc because those were never mentioned after my gyno exam or ultrasound.
Dyanne...I would think that all of the symptoms you're experiencing could also be caused from the large uterus and fibroids. I'm not sure if the repairs I had done relieved the pain and everything or if it were the removal of my 4X bigger than normal uterus and fibroids. I know that one of my symptoms of the rectocele was.....(embarrassing to say) ...when I would have a bowel movement and was a little constipated, I would have to lean forward or push just above my rectum with my finger to get the stool out. There was a small "pocket" that the stool would get caught in. I mentioned that to my mother after surgery and she said "I have to do that". So....I guess it's something some people have to do but never talk about. I know I never did....until now.
I think it's very likely that your back pain, hip and leg pain, abdominal pressure, etc will go away after you have your surgery. I noticed it while I was still in the hospital. I told my husband "My back pain is gone!" He replied..."that's great baby...but you're on Morphine". LOL To my absolute delight, it has stayed GONE!

Good luck!! I'll be praying for you both!!
Unread 02-25-2010, 02:20 PM
Pain and pressure when standing in the vaginal area

Thanks, I do think it a prolapse. I just can't figure out what kind it is. No one seems to have anything else like it.,... I have googled everything...............I just can't figure out what it is. My PT works with me every week and she can't figure it out either. Thanks, I am bugged and want to find out what this is.

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