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Jan 23, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Hi Pizon

It sounds like the PT is really helping a lot. I am glad to hear that. It sounds like the pessary may be something to do with more pressure by the way you describe what happens when you sit with it etc. I hope the Hideaway gives you the same relief it gives me. It stops my prolapse from falling out and it reduces some of the feeling of having a prolapse. I am very fortunate it works for me because I cannot wear a pessary and I wouldn’t want to because I know it would bother me not only mentally but probably physically. Talk to you soon.

Tanglefoot

Jan 23, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Hello Pizon

I have only read about spasms once and was wondering if those spasms happen when you have to go to the bathroom or does it feel like a pulling feeling because of the prolapse falling and stretching down further into the vaginal area? Does it hurt for long or is it just a sporadic feeling you get? Does the pessary cause more pressure when you sit for longer periods then if you didn’t have the pessary in?

Tanglefoot

Jan 23, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

You are very welcome Always Hopeful for any help I can provide. Are you itchy or dry or uncomfortable and that is the reason you are thinking about estrogen? I was itchy and dry because of menopause but the natural Vitamin E Capsuls stopped that itchy and dryness. Also when you think of a support garment like the Hideaway, think of it this way. We wear a bra upstairs so why not give some real good support downstairs to prevent our insides from protruding out? Most ladies sometimes have no choice but to try a pessary if they have complications. For instance if they cannot go pee or bowel issues etc. Since I do not have any complications then why would I risk a complication by having something inserted inside that could cause me bleeding, chafing, infections etc. Check out the pros and cons of pressaries so you have a clear picture of the good and bad. It doesn’t hurt to do your homework and decide what is best for you. Only you can decide for yourself what you are most comfortable with physically and mentally.

Tanglefoot

Jan 23, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

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.

Tanglefoot

Jan 17, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Hello Always Hopeful. You have a nice user name and that is the first step to a good attitude regarding cystocele (prolapse bladder). I have had a prolapse bladder for over 8 years so I am pretty much experienced with all the aspects of it. I have researched a lot about prolapse and have learned what to expect and not expect. I have also learned to live with it by not worrying about. Instead I learned how to eat better, no do any heavy lifting, good exercises, lots of walking and finding the right support to wear so I could do all the things I wanted to do. I am not sure what stage your prolapse is but mine is stage 3 and its been stage 3 for several years. If you need to talk or ask any questions go ahead and ask. I am walking in your shoes when it comes to prolapse. Please do not feel alone as 1 out of 5 woman will experience some type of prolapse in their lifetime. It is not life threatening, it is just life altering. I hope to hear back from you so I can maybe help you with any issues you may have. Tanglefoot

Jan 16, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Good for you Pizon. Take your time and listen to your GYN. He or she is working with you to help you so give him or her a chance to see what he or she can do to make you feel comfortable. Sometimes ladies cannot accept their prolapse because they don’t give pelvic floor exercises and other options a chance first. Not everything works for everyone but we owe it to ourselves and our bodies to at least try alternatives. Whatever you decide to do Hideaway support or no Hideaway support, good luck with your decisions. Check in with me here and let me know how you are doing. You may be able to help another lady with the same decisions you are trying to make. Best Wishes.

Tanglefoot

Jan 16, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Hello Pizon

I think you are doing really well by doing those exercises and seeing how you feel. You Gyn suggests you wait a couple of months and lose some weight and either try the pessary again or try a support garment like the Hideaway. I think your GYN is very good by not rushing you into surgery. The Hideaway has supportive material inside the sling of the Hideaway that gives pressure up against the vagina area so that you feel the support and stops the prolapse from coming out. It is not a cure, it does reduce the feeling that one has a prolapse. For instance, when I put the Hideaway on in the morning I am good to go for the day. I forget about my prolapse as I said until I take my Hideaway off at night. My granddaughter even wears the Hideaway for her Kotex pad because she says she needs to do this when she is participating in gymnastics. She says the pressure of the Hideaway with the pad on the sling of the Hideaway keeps everything in place and there is no leaking or movement from the Hideaway when when she is upside down and all over the place doing gymnastics. The lady who created the Hideaway made sure that it would accommodate a light day panty liner for little urine leaks as well as a regular incontinence pad for those who have urine leakage. So that is a plus to me if I start having any urine leakage I can just put a pad on the Hideaway and not have to wear those pull ups or anything else that is cumbersome.

Each woman has to make up her mind if she is able to live with the prolapse and not have surgery. For instance, for me and others like me wearing the Hideaway, we have no pain from the prolapse, we are able to have bowel movements, we are able to urinate. We are also able to still have sex because when you lay down the prolapse goes back up to where it belongs. Gravity is what pulls our prolapse back down when we stand up on our feet. So for ladies like me, we are okay with support garments like the Hideaway and we can live our lives just fine. We continue to do our pelvic floor exercise, we ride bikes, we play tennis. Hey, think of it this way, we wear a bra upstairs and now we wear a bra downstairs for those of us who can manage our prolapse without complications.

By all means if one has complications and too much pain they need to see a specialist and see what can be done regarding necessary surgery or whatever suggestions the doctor may have. Pizon it is up to you to either wait a few months and see how you feel. You have nothing to lose by waiting a few months and trying other alternatives. You have already been suggested by your GYN to wait a couple of months. Nobody can really guarantee you that because their surgery went well that yours will too. Just like no one can tell you that their surgery went badly so yours will too. Surgery is not one size fits all. Any surgery is a risk and you have to do your homework both regarding the type of surgery and who is conducting that surgery? I hope this helps you take your time and think about your decision.Tanglefoot

Jan 15, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Hi Pizon

My mother is in her 80’s and she has a prolapse too. So as far as getting worse , I think the only thing we have to really worry about is that we can go pee okay and have bowel movements okay. My prolapse is not getting any worse since I have been wearing the Hideaway. It can only go to the opening of the vagina if you have a support garment on. It cannot stretch any further or go anywhere if we are wearing something to support it. If we don’t wear a support then of course the bladder can stretch further and further out of our vagina and will protrude quite significantly. Again, if we wear a support it has no where to go, it cannot stretch or fall out because the support is stopping it.

My prolapse has been a stage 3 for over two years now. I have no bowel issues and no urine issues. I eat healthy, I can exercise while wearing the Hideaway because it supports me and keeps my prolapse supported. I can go for walks, ride my bike and play tennis even. I am in my sixties so I am doing quite well living my life while managing my prolapse. Its scary at first when someone has a prolapse because you feel like your insides are going to fall out on the floor. This will not happen. The key is to do those pelvic floor exercises, eat well, don’t lift anything heavy as lifting will make the prolapse worse, try not to have a bad cough, that makes prolapse worse as well. Try not to be constipated as pushing, also pushes the prolapse out at the same time when you go to the bathroom. There is a trick to pushing. I fold up toilet paper and hold it with my hand against my vaginal opening so when I push for a bowel movement my prolapse does not come out because my hand / toilet paper is against the vaginal opening holding it in.

Try to relax Pizon. Its not that bad once you learn to manage a prolapse and work to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that hold up our organs. I would rather see you try all the positive things before you venture into unknown territories like surgery. What do you think?

Tanglefoot