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Water retention and POP
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Water retention and POP

My POP is getting rapidly worse and I am only able to sit or stand for around 3 to 4 hours a day with difficulty in urinating in the evening and lots of pushing downwards into my vagina, constipation with evening urine flow going forward instead of downwards.  
In addition to this I now have what I think is water retention.  I am not overeating and am normally 126 pounds in weight and am now putting on 3 pound a week and my skin feels tight, I cant get my rings on and even my face feels bloated.

Could the pressure of the POP be restricting blood flow to my kidneys by pressing on my abdominal aorta?  I also have found a bit of lumpyness in my groin.
Thank you
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It is unlikely that your POP is affecting the blood supply to your kidneys, However, chronic urinary retention caused by POP can damage the kidneys over time.  I would suggest you see a urogynecologist for evaluation and blood work.  They should be able to evaluate your kidneys and advise you.  Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
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