I'm just looking for some advice or to see if anyone has similar symptoms. I'm 35 yrs old and have two kids aged16 and 8. Both were easy, no complication deliveries. About 2 months ago when jumping around with my kids I felt like I was about to wee, I didn't, but the feeling was in my uretha. Then It started happening more and more and I also felt a funny feeling in my tummy occasionally when sneezing etc. then I started to feel a pressure in my vagina, so I felt around and felt a bulge. Then the next day after walking to get my daughter from school there was what I think was urine on my pad, it was yellow, and had a funny, smell, not like I thought urine smells like. Ten last night while laying down reading, not moving at all I feel like I might be leaking even though I didn't feel like my bladder was full, and there was some yellow again on my pad, this happened again today while laying down and whole walking. It seems all of a sudden I've started leaking a tiny amount of urine almost constantly. I went to the dr today and at first he said he couldn't feel a bulge but at my insistence he kept poking and said I have a very, very mild bladder prolapse, it's normal, just do my pelvic floor exercises. He took urine for testing and I will go back Saturday. I was just wondering, how can I tell if its urine or a urethral discharge I'm leaking? Im not sure what urine should smell like a pad? it doesnt smell like urine in the toilet to me. And also is there any way to relieve the feeling of pressure in my vagina? It actually gets worse when laying down, the bulge is fairly high up inside my sense and almost disappears when laying down and yet when laying down the pressure is at its worst and so is the feeling of leaking. Right now I'm sitting and I feel like if I push everything will fall out, but the pressure feels like it is at the entrance of my vagina, but the bulge isn't near the entrance (I've checked). The bulge obviously means I do have a prolapse but could the pressure/leaking etc be caused by something else? It just seems to of started a little sudden and has worsen extremely fast. I'm going to ask for a referral to see a specialist when I go back to my dr on Saturday but I'd just like to try and find out as much as I can before I go back. Thanks in advance.
Prolapses can suddenly get worse for more than one reason especially when the pelvic floor is weak and no exersise is done. I feel more pressure on my bladder when I lie down even though i dont leak!
Are you seeing a Urogynecologist for referal? Make sure you are as they specialise in prolapses. It is good you are ruling out any urine infection as well. I feel my urine smell has changed since I have had prolapse and I did have an infection recently. Keep an eye on any odd or different symptoms and relay them to your Urogyne when you see them.
Hi, sorry for the late reply, I was having trouble with my Internet. I'm having trouble getting a referral for a urogynogecoloist.my dr wouldn't give me one because he said "it's normal" and to do my pelvic floor exercises (obviously I'm not going back to him, he's an idiot, and i do my pelvic floor exercises anyway and theyre not helping)the last week I've now progressed to leaking when aroused or just laying , trying to get to sleep at night. i don't understand it, my muscles seem fairly good, I no longer have the feeling I might leak when coughing etc, only when sitting/laying down. It seems to me there is always a little urine left and it dribbles out. I'm assuming something is pressing on something and squeezing it out. I hate this, because my symptoms aren't typical it's hard to get advice. I'm going to another gp tomorrow to try and get a referral. I just want my old body back.
I also leak a tiny amount when releasing from squeezing my pelvic floor muscles but I'm not pushing out, just slowly stopping the hold. I can't find anything on the net about this, it's like I'm the only one with these symptoms.
You are not alone with your symptoms. Press on for a referal with your GP. If you experiencing bladder prolapse issues it will be even more important to get the right advise and also womens physio therapy in order to strengthen your Pelvic Floor and hopefully gain back more control of your bladder.
Some GPs are not able to diagnose prolapse at all and the less they know the more likely it will be that they will try to fob you off. You are on the right track. Keep going.
For some reason i cant get into this site most of the time! Sorry i havent replied but i was unable to! Im seeing a specialist on the 13th of March. I'm starting to suspect i may have a uterine prolapse as well,and ive been getting some pains in my back area so possibly i have all the prolapses. I'm trying not to worry or think about it though,as hard as that is,since I wont know for sure until i see the specialist. I will admit i hate waiting though! Thanks for the advice and again,sorry it took me so long to reply :-)
It is good you are going to see a Urogynecologist. I understand how worrying your simptoms will be to you. Get all your questions ready for your appt and if you are nervous consider taking someone with you.
Pressure and leakage can be a prolapse related symptom. If this is the case consider asking for a womens physio. Not all Drs suggest this but it can be very useful as strong Pelvic Floor muscles are important.
I also started out very gradually with my prolapse. Unfortunately, it did hit to be a Stage 2 prolapse and the doctor reccommended that I have surgery..which I am petrified. I surfed the web and found a site Fembrace with a girdle type panty with support straps which has been a lifesaver to me. I would strongly reccommmend it to anyone. It is called a V-Brace.
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