I bet you had to read that heading a few times. When this woman told me THAT THIS was what her doctor had said to her, I was shocked and very outraged.
"It’s become apparent over the last few days that I potentially have a type of prolapse happening and am generally feeling quite unwell and uncomfortable.
A call to the doctor included this comment “if your vagina falls out, don’t worry it’s like a child’s stress toy, just pop it back in”
It was meant as help..it was a lady doctor and she was really nice about it but it entered me into a rabbit hole of research and realising how common prolapses are and how little is being done about them...lots of women are just living with it. Ladies...if you take anything from this post DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES EVERY DAY! RIGHT NOW..._DO THEM RIGHT NOW! ”
What causes a pelvic organ prolapse?
What are the signs of pelvic organ prolapse?
Symptoms and Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
How to tell if you have pelvic organ prolapse
What does a prolapse feel like inside?
Can you feel a prolapsed uterus with your finger?
How do you fix a prolapse without surgery?
"I'll be back in half an hour!" I beam at my mum, iPod in hand, running shoes on, raring to go. I kiss my 6 week old baby on her cheek and head out...
A prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are weakened and the pelvic organs can bulge (prolapse) from their natural position into the vagina. Sometimes the prolapse can be so severe that it can protrude from the vagina. Personally I can’t imagine how scary this must feel to literally have your insides falling out. This is the reality for many women, though the majority will only suffer a partial prolapse.