My stretched-out uterus is bulging out my vagina; will it go back to normal?

Claire - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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After the birth of my first daughter, my uterus was so stretched out that it bulged out my vagina. It VERY slowly improved and started to do that less and less, but after the birth of my second child (23 months later), it's happenning again, and it's bulging out even moreso. I asked my doctor/OB GYN about it with my first, and he said to just do Kegel exercises, and he didn't examine me.



I had never heard about this happenning with other women. Am I alone? Is there more I can do than just Kegels?

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Kathryn - posted on 08/10/2009

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I'm glad I could help! Really, you both have no idea how it feels to know someone else knows what I'm feeling. What really burns me, is that I did probably more kegals before birth than most pregnant women probably do! It's not really something you can bring up at the dinner table, lol, so it feels good to talk about it. I was seriously freaked out about it, wondering if I would be able to have children again (yes), resume a normal sex life again (yes), and if it is correctible (yes, like I posted). Keep up those kegals ladies! Heres wishing luck to all of us!

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I have never heard of this. I would find another doctor. this sounds very troublesome to me.

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Ginger - posted on 08/10/2009

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I had that after my 3rd baby.. I had her in June and it is now pretty well back to where it is supposed to be.. I was told by my midwives to do alot of kegals to get everything back it place.. I too have never heard of anyone having this before.. its nice to see others have experienced this too.. its good to know about the heavy lifting(thanks for the info)

Claire - posted on 08/10/2009

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Quoting Kathryn:

My OB told me that it usually corrects itself after a few months, just keep doing kegals, and avoid any heavy lifting and straining which can worsen it.





I wish I would have known this stuff with my first child.  I did do Kegels, but not as often as I should've, but had I known that heavy lifting would make it worse again, I probably would've been better along than I am.

Claire - posted on 08/10/2009

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Quoting Kathryn:

My OB told me that it usually corrects itself after a few months, just keep doing kegals, and avoid any heavy lifting and straining which can worsen it.





I wish I would have known this stuff with my first child.  I did do Kegels, but not as often as I should've, but had I known that heavy lifting would make it worse again, I probably would've been better along than I am.

Kathryn - posted on 08/10/2009

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I have this!!! Only it's more my bladder than my uterus. yeah, it feels really weird. A few weeks after my DD was born, I knew something just wasn't right. At first I thought it was just me getting used to things moving back to normal, but after some more time, I knew it just wasn't right. My OB told me that it usually corrects itself after a few months, just keep doing kegals, and avoid any heavy lifting and straining which can worsen it. He said if it doesn't get better, to come back in and look at our options, which could include surgery or a pessary. Mine isn't severe either, but I can definitely feel it, especially at the end of the day, and when I looked down there with a mirror, it definitely doesn't look right! It's nice to know someone else is feeling this (but it sucks you have to go through this of course!), as no one I know has heard of it or knows anyone with it..

Kendall - posted on 08/10/2009

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I would go see someone else. That could be serious. It is a prolapsed uterus.

Claire - posted on 08/10/2009

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Quoting christina:

this sounds very troublesome to me.



Actually, I've found it not to be so much troublesome, as I have it to be unattractive and somewhat uncomfortable.  I've not had any other symptoms, like trouble with my unrinating or bowel movements.

Layla - posted on 08/09/2009

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Quoting Claire:

I didn't know there was a term for this, but I would guess that a "prolapsed uterus" is definately what I have. After looking it up and reading about it, I would assume that my case is mild. Thanks for helping me to know better my outlook and options. I plan to ask another doctor for their opinion, but after reading, I'm sure that they'll tell me to just do Kegels.


in some cases kegals wont work, but stress to them our concerns, i hope everything gets better for you

Claire - posted on 08/09/2009

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I didn't know there was a term for this, but I would guess that a "prolapsed uterus" is definately what I have. After looking it up and reading about it, I would assume that my case is mild. Thanks for helping me to know better my outlook and options. I plan to ask another doctor for their opinion, but after reading, I'm sure that they'll tell me to just do Kegels.

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Hi claire ;)



if i were you, id go to get a second opinion from another doctor just to be sure that this is normal...Ive never heard of this happening, so i personally cant say what would help. It took me 3 different docs during my pregnancy to finally find one i was comfortable with so i know getting a second opinion might shed more light on this issue for you. I hope you continue to get better and good luck!

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