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Hello to All, I was one of the early posters in this thread when it was born. It is nice to see that so many of us have found community here, given a situation that leaves us all feeling down and isolated at times. I truly think the pelvic floor problems are underdiagnosed. my quick update, i am almost 3 years out from my VBAC. after my long labor and delivery I was left with a grade 3 cystocele and later developed rectocele. I can relate to so many of you, the...
Hi everybody, I haven't been back in a long time. I, like Smoothie, have really seen a dramatic turn around with time. My son is 2 and 1/2 now and I rarely have symptoms now. But when I was newly postpartum, I had severe - grade 3 cystocele with my bladder protruding. It was horrible, and seemed to be the most unfair thing that could happen. Amazingly it almost completely resolved. I have rectocele, but it doesn't bother me anymore, and is mild. SO yes, we can heal. And by...
Hi Tricia, I'm sorry to hear that you just discovered you have a cystocele. I know that the symptoms can be very nagging at times. I totally relate to the feeling of having to urinate even after you have just gone - that has driven me mad at times! I think that all of your symptoms fall in line with a cystocele and I don't think you have to worry about having any additional diagnoses, especially if your gynecologist examined you and gave you the diagnoses. you may want to...
Hi Lizzy Lou, Kegels are helpful, as well as core strengthening exercises that don't put too much stress on your abdomen. (Avoid crunches) I think yoga is a great way to go. My urogyn recommended pilates and it has helped me. I think if you feel good running a few miles you shouldn't stop, but if it exacerbates your symptoms you may want to run shorter distances for now. You may still be healing. I have continued to heal over the two years since my second baby was born....
Hi Lizzy lou, I think it sounds likely that you have a bit of prolapse. It may be a combination or just rectocele. The difficulty passing gas is definitely characteristic of rectocele and something i find really frustrating. From what I have read, some women don't not prolapses until well after the early postpartum period. It may also be that physical exertion causes a very subtle prolapse to flare up to a more notable state. I would say you should get examined by a...
Hi. I haven't been back here in ages and I wanted to check in and offer some words of encouragement and support to all of you. At 3 wks PP, I felt my bladder bulge. I went to see a urogyn and was diagnosed with stage 3 cystocele. I had dribbling of urine, but the most uncomfortable part was the actual pelvic floor weakness which led to a variety of symptoms including pelvic pain, pressure and a general feeling of my body falling apart. I was devastated and in retrospect...
Hi Tara, I'm so sorry to hear that you are still struggling with this and having the bulge after BMS. It is very frustrating and frightening. I hope I can help you in some way. The insurance issue is really tough. I do not know where to direct you in Nebraska to get help with insurance. Are you nursing? If so, I would recommend waiting until you have weaned to see the specialist. I have seen 2 urogynecologists and they both said that we won't know what we are working...
Hi everyone, I disappeared for a while but have been scrolling through. I have been feeling so much better! I am about 19 or so weeks PP and have done some serious healing. My cystocele was Grade 3 at 4 wks PP and is now a Grade 2. I am able to do so many things now and walk greater distances, dance with my 3 yr old etc.. I feel much better at work than i did 4 wks ago. I hope this gives you some encouragement. Max, I am sorry to hear you have had some hard days. I have...
"[QUOTE=Zoo Loo Naturals;8813559]Someting I have been thinking about is the babymoon. The actual rest period, lying-in with baby for a full 6 weeks. I know how hard that is with our modern society, distant relatives (both physically and emotionally), multiple children, moms back to work soon PP...the list goes on. BUT this is fundamental to propper physical healing. And I can't help but draw a correlation between our lack of propper after-care (in some Euro countries the...
hi, we have a thread for this - pelvic organ prolapse. come join us over there. it does sound like you may have a bit of prolapse of one or more of your vaginal walls. Schedule a follow up with your midwife to find out exactly what is going on. good luck to you
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