Frequently Asked Questions About Incontinence & Pelvic Prolapse
Posted 3 years ago , 9 users are following. Hi everyone, I'm new. Since finding out I have a prolapse I've been single and haven't had any sexual intercourse. Not that there's anyone on the horizon at the moment, but I'm wondering how I could approach the situation if I met someone. I figure I should explain what's going on down there beforehand. I see that for most of you ladies here the prolapse was a consequence of childbirth, so I imagine your SO must be accepting of this change in your body. But has any of you met someone new after your prolapse?
I was worried too that he would notice but he never.
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Only have a conversation about it If It becomes an Issue. Don't let it define you.
Good luck xx. If your prolapses aren't severe there's a strong possibility a new partner might not even notice anything wrong.
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Jan becky Hi becky, i had prolapse surgery 4 weeks yesterday. I first became aware after having my 1st child whn i was Anyway as the years went by im 38 now it got gradually worse.
I had a vaginal hysterectomy last march which may have contributed to the prolapsed worsening still. My marriage broke down and i met my partner almost 4 years ago.
Apr 09, Prolapse and sex often causes women to feel embarrassed and needlessly self conscious. Prolapse can be especially challenging for a woman's confidence with intimacy, especially when entering a new relationship. There are a lot of women who start a new relationship when they have a prolapse. Some men aren't even aware there's a problem when they have sex because it can move out of the way during intercourse. My view is that if someone loves you enough then he accepts you warts and all and I would hope he would be very understanding. Jan 02, Vaginal prolapse happens when the muscles that support the organs in a woman's pelvis weaken. This weakening allows the uterus, urethra, bladder, or rectum to droop down into the ngawitourism.com: Stephanie Watson.
Im quite open and told him i had a prolapse as soon as i knew we were going to have a phsyical relationship. After the first i time i asked him if he felt anything and he said no and to be honest after that i never gave it a second thought that he would.
As matron said it probably moves when you have sex and it has certainly never stopped me! Hope this helps a little.
All is not lost and an active sex life is still possible. Hijadeonagro becky Hi Becky! Don't worry too much, probably your partner wouldn't realize either!
The advice of the other ladies is good, I would visit a gyn, just to diagnose and control it. Lauday becky A polypropylene mesh material is mostly used connecting the vagina to a ligament on the sacrum back.
Vaginal prolapse is the descent of the bladder, uterus, small bowel or rectum into the vagina. Often a "bulge" is seen or palpated. Sexual activity pertains often to intercourse, but obviously encompasses more than that. There are prolapse repairs that will close a vagina. A prolapse occurs when a woman's vaginal wall weakens and collapses, causing the uterus, rectum or bladder to fall into the vagina. However, in most cases, it is completely fine to have sex as long as the woman feels comfortable. If you struggle with incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, sex can often be a source of great anxiety. Fear of leakage, odors, or even pain can sabotage intimacy and leave you feeling undesirable or anxious when it comes to intercourse.
There is a very low chance that this mesh will protrude in the vagina. The flexibility of the vagina will be better preserved than with a vaginal mesh insertion. Mesh protrusion in the vagina can give no symptoms to bleeding or discharge, however if you are sexually active with a male partner, he may be less enthused.
Obviously if the partner does not have a good erection it may go unnoticed. If a mesh is implanted vaginally, the chance that it protrudes is higher than when it is placed through the abdomen, however if it comes through, also easier to fix.
In general most urogynecologists would not insert vaginal mesh on the front and back side of the vagina in a young sexually active woman, who is in a good medical condition. A sacrocolpopexy would be preferred.
Prolapse and sex
If only one side is needed especially if it is the back side of the vagina, a vaginal repair is often chosen. Not everybody needs a repair with a polypropylene mesh, however if there is significant prolapse to or past the vaginal opening, pulling weak tissue together will not create a flexible vagina that will tolerate pleasant intercourse.
Often there is too much tension on these repairs, and they will not hold up well. Non surgical repair with a pessary support shelf is an option, however will have to be removed for sexual intimacy. Choosing the right repair for your vaginal prolapse is important.
Have a discussion with your urogynecologist about your options. Sprock is a fellowship trained urogynecologist, located in Rockledge FL, who offers laparoscopic as well as vaginal prolapse repair and pessary placement if desired.