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Apr 27, 2018 · Hard and painful lump inside vagina? in Women's Health

Yes, please get it checked out. I had a similar problem and it was an infection in the Barclans gland and antibiotics cleared it up. However, I had let it go too long before exam so I was left with irritation there that lasted a year before subsiding. Go ASAP.

Apr 16, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Problem is – I am not constipated right now, however I do need a "clean wipe" BM and that is hard to come by. My BMs are now softer and are a bit messy to clean up on myself which actually makes the prolapse and leakage worse. The prolapse gets irritated from all the wiping with baby wipes and iritation makes more mucous which leaks out. It seems I can't win whatever I do or eat. I am now on a more normal diet but have to supplement with rice, toast, bananas to try to get that perfect B . Sometimes it works and then there are times when it doesn't. i am afraid of any kind of stapling or anything as I have heard some horror stories regarding any procedures around the sphincter muscle. Apparently 8 times out of 10 the problem gets worse instead of better I still don't know how to get to the gyn though as I don't want to end up with sepsis from bavk door getting to the bleeding vaginal entrance.

Mar 12, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Thanks for the thoughts. I am no longer constipated – which is worse for the prolapse. However I am sure the missing thyroid and replacement med is the problem. It is really making me sick and they cant get the dosage right. I just go back and forth now between the BRAT diet and high fiber. Can't get it right no matter what I do. Gyn visit still scares I leakage is there no matter what.

Re the urethral prolapse – caused by a urologist who botched a urethral surgery. However I can live with that but not with the rectal prolapse/ leakage. Why do us women have to suffer like that? Hugs

Mar 12, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Hi y @skd43usa, – sorry to hear you have all 3 prolapsed. I have had a prolapsed urethra for years but have not done anything to correct it. However, I have recently gotten a mucosal rectal prolapse and that is devastating. I had severe hypothyroidism and they made me get the radioactive iodine pill to kill off the thyroid. However I was overdosed and it caused extremely bad constipation when I turned hypothyroid , thus the prolapse from straining. I also have a mucous discharge from the anus, probably from the inflammation as the prolapse comes in and out at will and I wipe it and wash it at times. I am going to pelvic PT to try to strengthen the sphincter muscle but so far I am not doing that well. The therapist insisted on doing a vaginal exam to test the shphincter tone and I think she pushed a bit of the discharge up into my vagina as I have developed a yellowy discharge from the vagina since ten. I am afraid to go to the
gyn as I do not know how to prevent leakage from the back door and do not want more pushed up there. A;lso I am 79 and very atrophic and in the past after a gyn visit I bleed for 2 days from the speculum opening me up.

Do you have a discharge problem from the back door as well? If so how do you handle it? I tried putting a gauze pad there between my cheeks but because of the prolapse coming in and out, it stuck to the gauze pad and hurt when I took it off to pee. Luckily it did not bleed but afraid to do that again. As far as surgery there, I have been advised that it can make the situation worse, is not a permanent fix, and could cause permanent real bowel incontinence when they fool around with the sphincter muscle. Don't know if I can live with this one tho. It is taking my life away. Occasionally I do even get some fecal leakage but not too often, just the yellow mucous which do strain my undies. I was throwing them out but now bleach them first and rewash as could not afford new undies every week. I also find that at nite anything running ut goes to the front area which is disturbing so at nite I do put a 2 x 2 gauze pad between my vagina and anus to prevent anyting from leaking that diretion. However I put a vit of vaseline on my AH so if the pad should touch the prolapsed insides it wont stick and maybe tear me. Can't do that during the day however as it is very irritatting to have the pad there when sitting, etc. and it also falls out from my cheeks easuily. If it was just incontinence and no prolapse I coud handle it better.

Do you have any suggestions how to go to the gyn for an exam? I am more afraid of the days afrter I guess as I am afraid of any contamination in the area of the vaginal opening where it will be bleeding and open for infection, or worse sepsis – getting into my blood stream.

Hell to get old!!!!!!

Feb 25, 2018 · Rectal prolapse in Digestive Health

@traveling – How are you since your 2nd repair? I will be 80 in 2 months and have a lot of other health issues too numerous to list but include Crohns, vaginal and urethral atrophy and prone to UTI's. Do you think I would survive the surgery you had as the urologist had told me never to sit in a bath, sitz bath or otherwise and I read you are told to use a sitz bath a couple of times a day. I am also allergic to all antibiotics except the ceclor and leviquin families. How long is the recovery? How in the world are you able to keep your BM at just the correct consistency – not too soft and not too hard? With my IBS/IBD I'm back and forth constantly now. Would like your secret on that one.I Also, since the prolapse has given me fecal incontinence I hav heard that the surgery can make you permanently incontinenct and I am trying with the help of PT to overcome that. I have no idea if PT works either.

Hope you are OK now and please post how you are.and how the recovery went. thank you.

Feb 24, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Thank you so much for your kind words and reply. I am kind of at my wits end as I want to get a vaginal culture done but really afraid to. I dont want to make matters worse than they are and if some anal leakage gets in there from the exam plus I will be bleeding I am scared of maybe getting sepsis. The leakage started as just excess mucous from the rectal prolapse but now is a bit worse. I will check out that video.

If it was just incontinence and not rectal prolapse i could keep something up against it to prevent leakage but the prolapse sticks to whatever I try putting there and it hurts pulling it off. All I need now is bleeding there. It seems you go to the doctor and you get worse! If only the GP haddone a thyroid blood test earlier instead of passing me off I know I would not have gotten this bad. The PT therapist said I may even have SIBO from the severe hypothyroidism. I mentioned this to the doc but "nothing"!

Somehow I find this worse than what I went thru with the breast cancer.

Feb 22, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

@lisalucier, – Thank you so much for the reply. I just could not quite figure it out – it's hell to get old!
I put explanation first and then question:
I have a mucosal rectal prolapse with fecal incontinence. Started with severe long undiagnosed hyperthyroidism (Graves disease), had my thyroid destroyed with radioactive iodine (after I had it endo told me she gave me double the dose to make sure the thyroud was dead) and then went completely out of hand hypo. It was so bad it affected my digestive tract so I basically I had no gut motility and terrible constipation. Then came the prolapse. Colorectal surgeon said still had sphincter tone and go to pelvic PT. At that time did not have the leakage til a couple of days later. PT therapist had to do a vaginal exam to "test my sphincter tone for exercises" and I think I had leaked from the back door a bit and she must have pushed some anal leakage in my vagina because shortly after I started to have a vaginal discharge. I am post menopausal . It is not bad and no odor but yellowish in color, same as from rectum. Afraid to go to gyn as may be leaking and afraid more would be pushed up there. Also very atrophic (dried up) and I bleed from the speculum for a couple of days after a gyn visit.

OUESTION: How do I keep myself clean enough to go to the gyn??? And how do I keep from getting anal leakage on bleeding area at entrance of vagina after for a couple of days???

I tried 2×2 gauze pads which I use at nite to keep from running to front area but can't use in underwear as it hurts the prolapse. I could never sit in the car to get there, let alone after. At nite I kinda put it in the area between the rectum and vagina to catch anything so it is not directly on the prolapse. I think it dries it out and that is why it bothers me so much if touching it. It also gets irritated from wiping and washing "my insides" as I dont always know when it is in or out.I dont know if I will ever be OK again as I lost a lot of weight and muscle mass. Was only 112 lbs to start and trying desperately to gain some weight back. Endo keeps upping my thyroid hormone replacement but I am still very hypo

Feb 21, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Colleen – I am sooo lost – could you please let me know how to put a new post in and since no one has posted since 2017 , if anyone is still going to be posting to this site. Thank you for any help. I did a post on the last page but did not know how to delete so i just did an edit. If you think there is a chance this forum is still active I will repost my prolapse question. Again, thank you for your help.