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Unread 05-06-2002, 06:17 AM
Vaginal Prolapse

I think I have read too much. Had TVH on 4/26 for uterine prolapse. One of my concerns was whether the Dr. should tack up my vagina. He did not think it was necessary. Now I know that my entire pelvic floor was pretty much gone due to 4 large babies...1 c-sec...previously had Burch with cystocele and rectocele repair and a huge inguinal hernia with mesh repair.
Now I am 10 days post op and still feel that pressure. Well, today I stuff my finger in there while in the shower and I can feel my stitches at the top of my vagina...probably only 2 inches I being paranoid? Shouldn't the vagina be a little longer than that? I know that before having kids, my uterus sat way higher than that.
I think my doctor thinks I am a nut case because I wanted him to open me up so he could see what was going on. He refused and did it vaginally, so now this an enterocele? Or a vaginal prolapse?
Is there anyone with experience with this?
Thank you all for listening to my rambling....
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Unread 05-06-2002, 07:12 AM
Vaginal Prolapse

Maybe you have read too much, but please call your doctor with your concerns. If he already thinks you're a nut you have nothing to lose.

Things are shorter when you're standing up, and you're still in the early stages of healing. You'll feel lots of pressure up there as you heal. You will feel much less pressure if you spend some time OFF your feet, lying around with your feet UP. You do need to take lots of little walks to aid in healing, but in between lie around instead of sitting.

Do please call your doctor if you have any more worries. He knows where your stitches are and why. And for your own safety, stay out of there--most doctors say "nothing in the vagina for six weeks". (Though I know the uncertainty must have been driving you nuts, now you know what's in there.)

Take it easy, rest, and please just call your doctor whenever you have things that worry you. I have every hope that you're going to be fine if you take good care of yourself.
Unread 05-06-2002, 07:57 AM
Vaginal Prolapse

's for you!

I agree with Denise...CALL your doctor if you are concerned about anything, and if he can't or won't help you, get a second opinion.

And keep those fingers outta there...if something is wrong, you could make it worse!

Take good care of yourself, and keep us posted!

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Unread 05-06-2002, 08:13 AM
Vaginal Prolapse

Hi talbrig,

I would wait it out for a few weeks, like the others said, you are still in early stages of healing.

I have similar problems, had 11 lb baby and have extensive pelvic support problems, had tVH and rectocele repair and I know I'm still not right. Will find out in Aug. when I go for my check-up, because , like you, I know that my pelvic floor is really damaged and don't know what will be next.

I know that my gyn told me that the vaginal area needed to be stretched again after the surgery by actually inserting the fingers in (after 6 weeks) and getting the muscles back in shape. Doesn't that sound crazy?? The things women go through!

Hope you are feeling better...and try not to worry too much, I would bet that there is still a lot of swelling in that area and that is probably makes the area seem smaller.

Keep up posted.
Unread 05-06-2002, 10:35 AM
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Thanks to all of you...I think I will wait a bit. (It was just one finger in the shower,so all was clean!) I just don't relish the thought of more surgery. All this has already cost me 8weeks off work for the Burch 3.5 years ago and 4 weeks 3 years ago for the hernia and now this 6 weeks. Even though I have a lot of seniority at work, I don't like and don't want them to thinkI am taking advantage of it.
Glad to have you friends, who understand!
Unread 05-06-2002, 11:09 PM
Vaginal Prolapse

Dear Terry, hi there..I had my hysterectomy one year ago tommorrow for prolapse of the uterus... I had my cervix removed also...not long out of surgery I noticed the top of my vagina seemed lower than where the uterus was sitting !!!! I noticed it was about 2 inches in height and this worried me and I too posted on "small vagina" but it has NEVER causes any problems !!! I thought sex might hurt but it doesnt and I thought my pressure feeling would still be feeling in there but I dont !!! So I dont think this is a problem ,in sex your vagina loosens but I do know that for some women it can hurt ..keep it moisten with vagifem or vit E cream ...And give it time , wait to see if you do notice a problem with its size but DONT PANIC yet as I did !!!!! takecare love debbiepxxx
Unread 05-07-2002, 05:47 AM
Vaginal Prolapse

Thanks...I guess I am just worrying too much...will wait and see - at least until my 6 weeks check up.
Glad to hear you haven't had any problems.

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