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Postpartum Vagina...... Who is she???? Warning, graphic...

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I'm 14 months postpartum and I'm worried......  She's different, real different.....  I noticed at 6 weeks that there was a lot of extra tissue on show.  My clitoris is much higher, opening much bigger but instead of their being a hole or opening, there's tissue. And it's still the same... I don't think it's my cervix because I can put my fingers inside and there's a long way to go.  That wouldn't be the case if my cervix was hanging down.  The tissue is moveable.  As in I can push it back up and it makes me feel kind of crampy.  Is this just muscle?  My bladder?  I've also noticed that since having my son I always feel a little bit of pressure in my crotch.  And my anus seems to be lower, or more out.......  Sorry, I know this is a lot of info but I'm starting to get worried.  I've been to two check ups and my MW said everything looks fine, but I don't feel fine.  Is this just my new postpartum vagina or is something actually not right?  Anyone BTDT?  Advice? 

 

 

 

After checking out extensive photos I think what I'm seeing is my urethra.  But before the baby I never saw it.  It was so close to my clitoris.  Now, they're miles apart.  What in the world???  And what about the pressure?  Should I be going to PT?


Edited by calizacar - 7/22/11 at 1:54pm
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It sounds like you might have some weakness in your pelvic floor, and maybe a little prolapse to boot. If I were you, I would get a second opinion since it doesn't sound like things are quite like they should be.
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I agree with PP.  I would also get a second opinion.  It may very well be the new you as childbirth does change things; but it can't hurt to have someone else check things out.  

 

Did you have a difficult delivery?  Are you doing kegals?

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definitely seek help if you think you need it.

 

my vagina was really different, too -- still is -- and took 14 months just to feel close to normal. mine sorta "leans to the left" a bit now. LOL that's not actual at all, that's just what it feels like. It's totally normal now.

but all this talk before i gave birth about "felt normal after 6 weeks!!" is "lies all lies!" LOL not really. i'm sure for some wmen everything is normal after 6 weeks. but i wasn't normal for 14 months, so -- this is for those moms who get reallyfreaked out like me going "what is going on? it's been like, 9 whole weeks!" LOL ;)

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