I have just had surgery for a prolapse and funny you should mention the gas thing but yes, I have had the same problem. I had to have anterior and posterior repair. What type/grade prolapse do you have? All the best x x x
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I thought I had a vaginal prolapse a few weeks ago but it turned out I had a rectocele and a cystocele which will be surgically repaired. Besides problems going to the bathroom and a feeling of fullness and some discomfort, I did pass a lot of gas. You ought to have your gynecologist examine you.
Thank you for your helpful post, Martha. Can you tell me if you were also having imcomplete evacuations of stool when going to the bathroom? I have an appt with a gyno/uro specialist this Thursday (I had to wait three months to get into her) I am expecting my period any day. I am hoping it doesn't come b4 Thurday.
Not to beat a dead horse, but did you just have a "feeling" of incomplete bm or were they "actually" incomplete? I have never in my life had this except for the last year, but when I go it is "never" complete. For some reason I have fully formed stool AND now during this past year have started to also have small pieces of stool produced. Those small pieces I cannot get out in a normal bm. I have to do between 1 -3 warm water enemas a day, otherwise I have aggravating and usually smelly gas. Sorry to be so graphic, but I am just trying to figure out if this could be caused by vaginal prolapse. I know that it will ultimately be figured out by the doctor. But, I am so worried that I will not be able to fixed. Sometimes I feel like I am having a panic attack (never had them before either). I feel like I am dying a slow death and there are people around me that are concerned, but nobody can really do anything to help me.
I have been 'going' 4 or 5 times a day in small amounts. Never feels quite empty. Very painful, causing blood.
I was in a near panic when this started, and when I finally got to the gynecologist I didn't know what to think - I was sure it was a prolapse, an emergency, and I might need immediate surgery. The doctor was wonderful. I felt completely reassured and in good hands. Yes, I do need an operation, and yes, is is a kind of prolapse -- but I don't need a hysterectomy. I will get the walls of the vagina repaired, made tighter, so that the bulge coming from the rectum (rectocele) goes back where it belongs. BMs will then be normal and easier, and I expect after healing not to have this problem again. At the same time she will repair a small ''cystocele" which is a bulge coming from the bladder into the vagina. This never really caused me any symptoms, but if she's in there already, she may as well tighten that area too.
I was told that some people put two fingers into the vagina while moving the bowel to push the rectocele our of the way and let the BM come out normally. I have not tried it, but am using stool softeners to make it so narrow that it (mostly) comes out easier, until the operation. I am also on a strict anti constipation diet, mainly fruit and vegetables and whole wheat bread. No red meat, no sugar, little starch, no candy or chocolate or white foods like potatoes, pancakes, bananas for some reason ... this is helping too. I also take 2 fiber tablets a day.
these are temporaty measures until the operation.
Hope this helps. I can only emphasize the need to get a doctor to examine you! Once you know what it is, you can get the right treatment, and the fear is way less.
The surgery is vaginal. MY doctor said when I wake up I will feel like I had an episiotomy.
My 3 kids were all delivered vaginally, 8 lbs 12 oz, 8 lbs 8 oz, and 11 lbs. The first two needed forceps. This was so long ago -- nowadays a C section woud have been done for the first one instead of the brutal forceps method. I had a lot of rips and tears. I think this problem is old scar tissue just giving out.
i saw your post + fort u mite be-able to help me..
im only 16 and 27 weeks pregnant today,
At first near my vagina (on my right labia) i have a bulging varicose vein, painful but it was bearable,
couple of weeks later a lump sort of swelling came near my vaginal opening on my left side...
when i lay down in bed + try to feel it there feels liek nothing is there, when i stand i can feel the bulge,lump,swelling...
+ when i squat it is even worse, its like a big round swelling ball bit bigger than a grape...
i though ohh its prolapse, like uterus or something because od the pressure of baby...
Soo i went to dr's the other day... + she sed its varicose veins...
But does this sound like prolapse or anything else,
im sooo worryed.