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I have a long thin growth like thing that is made of skin.

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I have a long thin growth like thing that is made of skin. I can pinch it and it doesn't hurt, but I do have a sensation of pressure. The skin growth is long. I would say 2 inches. It is flesh colored. I have a prolapsed rectum, bladder & uterus if that helps. I have had it for several years (3 years or so).It started out small & has progressively grown to the length it is. It is cosmetically wierd looking. I'm 52 years old & postmenopausal. I don't go to a gyno because of really bad experience

Dr. Pfeiffer :

where exactly is it coming from?


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

vagina


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

vulva?


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

does it seem vascular...does it bleed easily?


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok...so I haven't heard from you.


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

there are a few things that can cause this.


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

if this seems to be coming from high up in the vagina it could be a large uterine polyp and even a fibroid on a stalk...these originate from the uterus. and they would be benighn.


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

occassionally we see these growths originate from the vagina and vulva and may be cancer.


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

I would storngly urge you to see your gynecologist to have this removed and evaluated by a pathologist.


 

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Customer:

where exactly is it coming from?


 





12:12 AM



vagina No


 






12:13 AM



vulva? No


 






12:13 AM



does it seem vascular...does it bleed easily? No bleeding at all


 






12:17 AMr



ok...so I haven't heard from you. Sorry, I had gone to bed. I thought that I had give the information initially, but I omitted it. The long skin like growth is right between my opening to my vagina and my anus. When i push on the base, it doesn't appear to attach to my vagina or rectum. As far as going to a gynocologist, I don't have one. I have had some embarrassing and humiliating experienceos with every gynocologist. I am bigger and those little paper sheets don't fit me; I have had nurses/doctor's leave the door to the exam room open and on several occasions people I know from my church or work have seen me laying on the table, legs in stirrups and nothing to cover me but a paper sheet. I am an extremely painfully shy person, with body image issues. How do I get around only having a paper sheet around me? I even bought my own gowns online, and when I've gone in for an appointment, the nurse or medical assistant has always taken that away from me and made me where a paper sheet,so I have dressed and left without exam. I have also been treated very poorly by physians because I am overweight. I have had speculum's inserted in me that were so big, they tore my hymen open and injured my insides. Medical folks must be under the impression that just because I am overweight, I must have an opening the size of Carlsbad Cav. I have not had children and I am celibate so that is why I balk at going to the doctor. I hope I have given you enough information above about the growth I have at the first of this message.






12:18 AMgi



there are a few things that can cause this.


 






12:19 AMs



if this seems to be coming from high up in the vagina it could be a large uterine polyp and even a fibroid on a stalk...these originate from the uterus. and they would be benighn.


 






12:19 AM



occassionally we see these growths originate from the vagina and vulva and may be cancer.


 






12:20 AM



I would storngly urge you to see your gynecologist to have this removed and evaluated by a pathologist.


 






12:20 AM



If you have additional questions please ask…I want you to be satisfied with this service.


If you do not have additional question please take the time to rate my service.


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Thank you. Dr. Pfeiffer



Customer:

where exactly is it coming from?


 





12:12 AM



vagina No


 






12:13 AM



vulva? No


 






12:13 AM



does it seem vascular...does it bleed easily? No bleeding at all







12:17 AMr



ok...so I haven't heard from you. Sorry, I had gone to bed. I thought that I had give the information initially, but I omitted it. The long skin like growth is right between my opening to my vagina and my anus. When i push on the base, it doesn't appear to attach to my vagina or rectum. As far as going to a gynocologist, I don't have one. I have had some embarrassing and humiliating experienceos with every gynocologist. I am bigger and those little paper sheets don't fit me; I have had nurses/doctor's leave the door to the exam room open and on several occasions people I know from my church or work have seen me laying on the table, legs in stirrups and nothing to cover me but a paper sheet. I am an extremely painfully shy person, with body image issues. How do I get around only having a paper sheet around me? I even bought my own gowns online, and when I've gone in for an appointment, the nurse or medical assistant has always taken that away from me and made me where a paper sheet,so I have dressed and left without exam. I have also been treated very poorly by physians because I am overweight. I have had speculum's inserted in me that were so big, they tore my hymen open and injured my insides. Medical folks must be under the impression that just because I am overweight, I must have an opening the size of Carlsbad Cav. I have not had children and I am celibate so that is why I balk at going to the doctor. I hope I have given you enough information above about the growth I have at the first of this message.






12:18 AMgi



there are a few things that can cause this.


 






12:19 AMs



if this seems to be coming from high up in the vagina it could be a large uterine polyp and even a fibroid on a stalk...these originate from the uterus. and they would be benighn.


 






12:19 AM



occassionally we see these growths originate from the vagina and vulva and may be cancer.


 






12:20 AM



I would storngly urge you to see your gynecologist to have this removed and evaluated by a pathologist.


 









Thank you. Dr. Pfeiffer



Dr. Pfeiffer :

I see.


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

I understand and am very sorry about that


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

given the location this may simply be a skin tag


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

which is redundant tissue normally caused by friction


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

In a case like this...you shouldn't need a speculum exam


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

the growth just needs to be evaluated and probably removed just to make sure it isn't anything bad.


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

which is probably isn't


 

Dr. Pfeiffer :

If you have a better relationship with your family doctor you could see him/her initially to see if this is anything that requires a gynecologist.

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