prolapsed uterus

I have had a prolapsed uterus for the past 2 years.  Because of some other unrelated medical issues I had, I wasn’t able to pursue this problem until I got through the last one.  I am now ready to tackle this next one.  However, in the past couple gynecologists visits (i went to 2 different female drs) they gave me hormonal cream to soften the uterus.  They both told me to use a lot of lubrication to sexual intercourse with my husband.  Sex is impossible and extremely painful.  I have since made an apppt with another female gyno. in Jan 2013.  I am hoping she will have some compassion for me and just give me a hysterectomy.  I just want to return to a somewhat normal life!!  The other 2 previous drs basically told me the uterus wasn’t fallen enough and they want to see it almost out (!) of the vagina.  This is freaking me out and it feels as though I’m sitting on a sock 24/7.  Why is it so hard to get this problem taken care of.  I’m 54 yrs old and what to get back to have intercourse with my husband!!  Also, is sex  going to be totally different where I will never want it or have orgasims again after a hysterectomy??!!!!

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  1. Generic Image Anonymous says

    So sorry for the typos.  I’m in bed with all lights off so that I don’t disturb my husband.

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  2. Generic Image Janice says

    I recently went to a Womens Confrence through our health insurance and this was one of the the topics covered by a women specialist.  She deals with below the navel to the crotch.  She was wonderful.  She covered soooo much in those couple of hours.  Lots of questions flew around the room.  I don’t believe you need to have a hysterectomy to fix the problem.  You need to find the right doctor.  Hysterectomy’s are not the answer to everything and if you do get one be sure the problem of now how do  you make sure my intestines don’t fall through the same hole!!  The synthetic mesh isn’t the answer either.  Many women and men have had terrible reactions to it.  Best wishes.

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  3. Generic Image Anonymous says

    I agree with Janice.  Hysterectomy’s are not the answer to everything.  Your doctors may be giving you good advise to wait until surgery is the last option for a hysterectomy   I never felt the same after the hysterectomy I submitted to 10 years ago.  And now I am working on a prolapsed bladder, because once your uterus is gone, other organs need something to attach to to stay in place.   That “falling through the same hole” Janice mentioned.  There are wonderful physical therapists who work with women’s issues who may be able to help you with a prolapsed uterus.  
    And also, there is a CD called habit/pelvic floor by Tasha Mulligan you might want to consider.  It’s available on Amazon.   From my own experience I wish I had tried all the other remedies before submitting to surgery.  Sometimes it is the only option, but it doesn’t always provide the relief we would like to have.

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  4. Generic Image Anonymous says

    Thank you, ladiess for your replies.  As I stated in my original post, I do have an appointment with a different doctor mid January, 2013.  We’ll see what she says.  I’ll keep you posted.

    Merry Christmas…

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  5. Generic Image Anonymous1 says

    I have had the same problems for years. I have a pessary.  Here is what it is.  No surgery required. You just need to be fitted for it.  You will immediately feel the difference because it puts your uterus back in place.  I love it.

    A therapeutic pessary is a medical device similar to the outer ring of a diaphragm. Therapeutic pessaries are used to support the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum. A pessary is most commonly used to treat prolapse of the uterus. It is also used to treat stress urinary incontinence, a retroverted uterus, cystocele and rectocele. Historically, pessaries may have been used to perform abortions, as demonstrated in the original text of the Hippocratic Oath.
    The pessary can be placed temporarily or permanently, and must be fitted by a physician, midwife, or advanced practice nurse. Some pessaries can be worn during intercourse.

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    • Generic Image Nana1 says

      I also had a prolapsed uterus.  I had a hysterectomy and now I can not have intercourse without pain.  My doctor prescribed estrogen cream but it doesn’t seem to solve anything.  I am going to see another doctor for an opinion.  I think my current doc (the surgeon) will never give me a straight answer because he performed the surgery.  Does anyone have this problem?  I am 63.  I also had cervix removed.

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