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I have a prolapsed vagina, and recently have experience infections.
I have a prolapsed vagina, and recently have experience infections. One yeast infection, and presently another infection. Not sure if it is yeast, or bladder. Frequent urination, as well, but no pain. Would this prolapse be the cause of this. It keeps falling down more,and more.
I have a rectocele & cystocele combination that has worsened
I have a rectocele & cystocele combination that has worsened over the years. I am 67 years old and of slight build. 5'3" 103 lbs. Walking 30 minutes per day is my only exercise. My bowel movement now pushes into the back wall of my vagina where it gets stuck in a pouch making it impossible to empty my bowels without an enema. I used to be able to push up and in on my vagina and bladder and hold it up until the stool could get past that point but that isn't working anymore. I have researched that surgeries are not that effective and can leave you with worse bowel and bladder problems than what I have now. And I don't want any mesh. I have 3 friends who had that and it has cost therm a normal life filled with pain. They all had to have it removed and reconstruction was horrible. They still can't function right. I don't have bladder issues now and don't want them either. Other than kegal exercises which really don't seem to help are there any other solutions?
Apologies if this question seems convoluted, I just want to
Hello,Apologies if this question seems convoluted, I just want to provide all relevant info. :)1) I have been suffering from recurrent BV for a couple of years. I have taken oral antibiotics three times but it always seems to come back, with sex being the primary trigger for recurrences. With the ineffectiveness of antibiotics, I have also employed many home remedies to try to manage symptoms (tea tree oil suppositories, hydrogen peroxide, boric acid suppositories, probiotics, etc). It's been relatively under control lately since I haven't been having sex. I have recently gotten into a new relationship, and the symptoms have recently resurfaced. I've been managing primarily with hydrogen peroxide as it seems to be the most effective.2) Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I had rough sex. Immediately following, I could tell that something was wrong down there - it was incredibly inflamed and painful. Shortly thereafter, I began having extreme itching consistent with a yeast infection. Given that it was the weekend and I couldn't make a doc appointment, I treated myself with hydrogen peroxide and used a coconut oil suppository with a bit of tea tree oil to try to calm the inflammation. I had to do a couple of rounds of this before the symptoms were mostly relieved.Here's my question:Yesterday, I started having some spotting as my period is due, so I went to insert a tampon and it was VERY difficult and very painful to insert. I figured I was just still swollen from the rough intercourse and the yeast infection. I thought I'd better use a pad instead of a tampon, so I immediately went to withdraw the tampon and it was very painful and difficult to remove. I was pretty freaked out by this so I decided to take a mirror and see if I could see anything unusual going on. To my shock and horror I discovered that my introitus is nearly entirely obstructed. I can see my urethral opening and just below that, there is another small opening in the tissue - I honestly cannot tell if that is my vaginal opening, or if my vaginal opening is below the tissue that has the small hole. I'm totally freaked out and am looking for some possible explanations about what is going on, as I have VA healthcare and it takes quite a while to get an appointment.Thank you!
I feel a lump/bulge in my vagina on the side towards my
I feel a lump/bulge in my vagina on the side towards my stomach. It's not especially hard but when I press my finger against it, it stills retains a lump shape. Is this normal? I fear it could be a bladder prolapse
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I would like only Dr. K to answer this question no matter how long it takes her to respond. I had a perineplasty about 3 years ago. I have some pain/burning with sex especially penetration. Both my gyn and pc physicians can see redness in the area. Thesurgeon who did the surgery has suggested pelvic floor manual therapy. Do you have any other suggestions for treatment? And have you used this therapy in the past with success?