Hello Always Hopeful
It sounds like you have had a prolapse like me for many years now. I am the same stage as you a stage 3. At night when I go to bed it goes right back up, so that is good. As far as estrogen cream goes and a pessary. I cannot take estrogen cream because my mother had breast cancer from it. She took hormone replacement for 10 years straight and unfortunately developed breast cancer. She is breast cancer free now for the last 20 years so not estrogen for me. A pessary is not an option for me either. I cannot tolerate anything that doesn’t belong up there as I am more of a natural remedy person. A pessary may be okay for those who can tolerate it but the odds are that at some point it will cause infections, rubbing, discharge etc. A friend of mine just had her pessary removed because of these problems. Again, it is personal choice to make and some people try it to see how it works and others like me are not interested in internal supports. I do find the Hideaway outside support for prolapse to be very comfortable and easy to wear. In the morning when I get up my prolapse is not protruding out until I start to walk around for a few minutes. So right after I get up and go to the bathroom I put on the Hideaway to prevent my prolapse from falling out of my vagina area. I am comfortable for the entire day and can do the activities I need to do, like walking, bending to do chores, bike riding, whatever I want to do.
The Hideaway prolapse support is there to allow me to live a normal life without worrying about it anymore. As I mentioned before I have no other pain or bathroom issues, so why would I put myself through painful surgery. I do my pelvic floor exercises and eat a good diet so I do not become constipated. Never become constipated as this is really bad for prolapse. Always try to eat well so you have easy bowel movements. Don’t do any heavy lifting and try to curb a cough if you have one. These are all factors that make a prolapse worse.
The Vitamin E Capsuls work very well to moisturize the inside of the vagina area. As I said before, poke a hole in one end of the capsul and squeeze the gel out and apply up inside. Make sure you are not allergic to natural Vitamin E. Coconut oil is another internal moisturizer that works as well (use the organic coconut oil). Again, make sure you are not allergic.
You mention you have a uterus prolapse as well. The Hideaway works for any kind of prolapse to support it. I think you need to go to the web site and read the testimonials from women like me who are wearing it. They are the ladies that will tell you what type of prolapse they have and how the Hideaway is helping them. One thing to keep in mind is the lady that is on the web site who invented the Hideaway has a prolapse too. She will answer any questions about this for you. She is very helpful and she answered all my questions. She told me point blank that she is not just there to sell a Hideaway, she is wearing the Hideaway and she said she is there to answer questions if need be. So you don’t have to buy a Hideaway to talk to her.
If you have anymore questions Always Hopeful, just email me on this site. I would be more then happy to answer them. I am surviving prolapse without surgery and I hope to keep doing that for the rest of my life. I am now 65 and its been over 8 years so I think I am doing well. Hope others can find what works for them as well. We all need to help each other when it comes to prolapse which is not an easy journey when your insides start to fall out. There are alternatives and we should all have those choices and not be pushed into something we do not want to do. Do your research as it is your body we are talking about. The uterus, the rectocele and the bladder are very important organs and we must be careful how we take care of them.