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Prolapsed uterus questions, please help...

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  • Posted By: snapbeans65
  • March 11, 2011
  • 02:04 AM

Hi, I'm a 45 year old mother of two adult daughters. Just yesterday I discovered I had something bulging from my vagina which was completely freaky. After putting several things together in my head and doing some research, I'm certain I have a prolapsed uterus. It's mild to moderate with no problems urinating or having bowel movements...yet. I believe I aggravated this condition about a week ago by straining WAY to hard to have a bowel movement at work. I was in a hurry...wish I hadn't done that. Anyway, now I wonder if the exercises will do anything at all and if I should look forward to having problems with my periods. I have already decided not to attempt sexual intercourse and my hubby is very supportive and sweet. I have made an appointment with the local clinic to get checked out, but since we are very rural, the Doc. is only in town once a month so I will have to wait awhile for that. Since this is very new to me, I'm very emotional and scared. I have contacted my boss at work and told her about my problem since I'm a cashier and lifting is an every day occurrence. She was very sweet and told me I don't have to lift heavy objects and if my problems get worse, she will try and place me in a different job.
What will my periods be like? Also, would it help to have orgasms without sexual intercourse if I'm using a back massager not inserted?
Right now I just feel fullness and I'm achy because I've been doing exercises. I have had a little bladder leaking, but nothing serious and no problems with bowel movements. A little low back pain as well.
Thanks in advance for any support and answers you can give me. I didn't know where else to turn.

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  • I am 48 year old lady. Happened to me the same when I was 43. Probably worse case than your is. Caused by very heavy lifting. Was approved for physical therapy. Forgot the actual name of department, but it's dealing with cases like yours and mine. Woman was my physiotherapeut. She had me do so many specific exercises. The most important set was: Kegel exercises.http://www.livestrong.com/article/188129-kegel-exercises-for-a-prolapsed-bladder/ You can find pictures how to do these exercise by yourself, and a lot of different ones. Contractions and squizing are important and holding those contractions for certain many seconds, while counting like to 25, is also important. You can do them while sitting in your working chair, or while driving. But, do some of the same lying in your bad or on exercise pad.Being in down position will not hurt you with your husband, especially if elevating your middle part of your body. Plus: contractions, often and as many as you can have are favorable for your condition to improve.And, stay away from lifting. Later on you will be able to lift some weight but not what you used to. Gotta learn using your tighs while lifting.
    leftandright 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Contracting those muscles and squeezing them as the other has said.. are good for this condition. You need to tone the area up and strengthen that area. Avoiding sex may further weaken as you are then using those muscles even less... if certain positions bother you more with this condition, just avoid those positions. Start doing Kegel exercises. It shouldnt affect your periods at all.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
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