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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 17:16 PM   1
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Bulge in vagina postpartum?


Did anyone else have this and did it go away eventually?

I went to my obgyn about it today (4 wks pp) and he didnt seem concerned. He said it's 'only' a grade 1 or 2 and I'm only noticing bc my stitches didn't heal well so my vaginal opening is bigger. He said it has nothing to do with my pelvic floor muscles. But it's so uncomfortable and looks so weird. I cried and cried after leaving the doctor. I feel like a tampon is falling out all the time and when I stand up there is a golf ball sized lump right at the entrance of my vagina! I'm still so worried even though my dr wasn't.



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 17:37 PM   2
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You are still healing so keep that in mind... they don't do the post partum check here until 6 weeks after. But if it is a prolapse, pelvic floor exercises really SHOULD help and you should be doing them. The alternative surgeries are reserved for extreme cases and are not always successful, so its best to do what you can on your own.

I keep forgetting to do my exercises... they did help my bulge a bit but I stopped doing them and need to keep it up to see if I can make my bulge go away.



 
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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 17:43 PM   3
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sounds normal to me.. :/



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Old Dec 21st, 2011, 20:24 PM   4
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But if it is a prolapse, pelvic floor exercises really SHOULD help and you should be doing them.
I thought this too which is why I didnt understand why the doctor said it wasnt bc of my pelvic floor muscles.. I guess I'll see where things are in another few weeks. It just gets to me how my doctor just shrugged it off like it's no big deal! I knew you could tear/need stitches from delivery but had no idea I might feel like my uterus is falling out



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 01:58 AM   5
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At 10 months mine still looks open/big and weird lol.. you can kind of see inside and the lumps if you know what i mean, kind of hard to explain lol. Mine doesn't hurt or anything so i guess it's normal.



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 10:35 AM   6
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At 10 months mine still looks open/big and weird lol.. you can kind of see inside and the lumps if you know what i mean, kind of hard to explain lol. Mine doesn't hurt or anything so i guess it's normal.
So much for worrying about being 'loose' afterwards, right? Who knew stuff would shift and push down into the area to make it feel tight again?



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 12:28 PM   7
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I have this too, my Dr said its prolapse. she said for me to do pelvic floors to help it heal naturally but if it hasnt worked within another few weeks I will need surgery to fix it... *sigh*



 
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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 15:31 PM   8
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i had this also and was so devestated thinking it wouldnt go away my doctor advised pelvic floor excersises and no straining or high impact excersise for a few months its now 7months past and after following this advice its all back to normal, just need to shift the baby weight now that i havent lost due to not excersising.
doing your pelvic floors on your back with your hips raised helps it go back up. you might notice some days it will go back up but after a long walk you will start to feel it again, just use that as a sign your doing too much.
also dont do sit ups for a while as this apparently reverses the work your pelvic floor excersises do.xxx



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Old Dec 22nd, 2011, 15:41 PM   9
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I had a smaller version of what you gave. Mine is gone now, Im sure yours will too!



 
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Old Dec 23rd, 2011, 07:48 AM   10
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I have this too, my Dr said its prolapse. she said for me to do pelvic floors to help it heal naturally but if it hasnt worked within another few weeks I will need surgery to fix it... *sigh*
That seems early postpartum for your doctor to be suggesting surgery! I even read a few places that it may not go til stopping bf because of the estrogen effects on pelvic floor. Not sure if that's true or not..



 
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