Prolapsed Cervix?

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BuzyBum
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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone else developed a prolapsed cervix from all the straining to go to the toilet?

My cervix drops down everytime I go to the toilet but goes back in again, but I find its taking longer and longer to go back in and it's not that high up anymore. Will it eventually just drop out and need stitching back in or something? It's getting quite incomfortable now when I go to the toilet.
37yr old woman UK. Diagnosed with crohns in 95. Currently on 2400mg asacol, 100mg Azathioprine. Been on Remicade once which worked well for me, but they took me off it. Flared up again. Took Humira but it didn't seem to agree with me, but thinking it was now an infection rather than side effects from Humira. Now back on Remicade, had 3 infusions so far and no reactions as yet. Consultant wants me to have a colostomy bag fitted, I've refused and want to try as many options as possible. On Elemental 028 extra diet for 6 weeks.


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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
talk to your GYN asap...prolapse cervix is not something to mess with...
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   Posted 2/1/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
[insert expletives here]

Go to the doctor...
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BuzyBum
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   Posted 2/1/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Didn't think it was anything to worry about really that's why I've not been to the doctor.

I'll make an appointment though and see what they say. Thanks for your replies.
37yr old woman UK. Diagnosed with crohns in 95. Currently on 2400mg asacol, 100mg Azathioprine. Been on Remicade once which worked well for me, but they took me off it. Flared up again. Took Humira but it didn't seem to agree with me, but thinking it was now an infection rather than side effects from Humira. Now back on Remicade, had 3 infusions so far and no reactions as yet. Consultant wants me to have a colostomy bag fitted, I've refused and want to try as many options as possible. On Elemental 028 extra diet for 6 weeks.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 2/1/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My best friend decided when she was stepping on her cervix and uterus whilst doing the dishes that it was time to have a hysterectomy. *weak smile* Actually, they can "tack" it back in place but your age is taken into consideration and further surgery might be recommended. It is never particularly heatlh for an organ used to sitting quietly in a dark, warm, moist environment to spend any time on the outside in a hostile, dry, cool environment w/o its developing some undesirable 'side effects' from such exposure.

Glad you are going to discuss this w/your doctor, preferably and gyn or ob/gyn.
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BuzyBum
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   Posted 2/1/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah it did concern me when I sat on it once haha.

It hadn't quite gone back in from going to the toilet, and I was like *** is that. Was pretty uncomfortable. More in a ewww way more than painful. Just don't like the thought of it.
37yr old woman UK. Diagnosed with crohns in 95. Currently on 2400mg asacol, 100mg Azathioprine. Been on Remicade once which worked well for me, but they took me off it. Flared up again. Took Humira but it didn't seem to agree with me, but thinking it was now an infection rather than side effects from Humira. Now back on Remicade, had 3 infusions so far and no reactions as yet. Consultant wants me to have a colostomy bag fitted, I've refused and want to try as many options as possible. On Elemental 028 extra diet for 6 weeks.


belleenstein
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   Posted 2/1/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had children?

That is the most common cause of uterine prolapse. The pelvic floor muscles can be damaged during childbirth and once you lose muscle tone down there , it is pretty difficult to regain it.

Many physicians are reluctant to repair the front and back walls of the vagina without doing a hysterectomy these days.

After my mother gave birth to her fifth child, she had a suspension of her uterus done and a vaginal repair and a bladder lift. That was nearly 55 years ago. Despite being told never to have another child, she gave birth twice more, the last with me, and at 92 still has her uterus and remains active -- and continent.

You can get a pessary inserted by a gynecologist which, I think, is removable. if you don't want a surgical option. Some women have good results using them. Others find them a real pain.

If it's just a prolapse caused by the relaxation of pelvic floor muscles, it's not an emergency (before I had it repaired, I lived with a prolapse for 15 years after suffering a third degree prolapse immediately following the birth of my second child) but you really should consult with your gynecologist about your problems. The thing is, the prolapse might be symptomatic of another problem. Get it checked before it is an emergency.
Belleenstein:

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BuzyBum
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   Posted 2/2/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and thanks for your post Belleenstein.

I've looked it up on the net and thought it didn't seem much to worry about at the moment as it's only out temporarily when I go to the toilet.

I have had a child, but she's 18 now and this has only happened over the last year or so, although I realise that perhaps it was weakened anyway from the birth.

Well done to your mother, sounds like she's done well with hers lol.
37yr old woman UK. Diagnosed with crohns in 95. Currently on 2400mg asacol, 100mg Azathioprine. Been on Remicade once which worked well for me, but they took me off it. Flared up again. Took Humira but it didn't seem to agree with me, but thinking it was now an infection rather than side effects from Humira. Now back on Remicade, had 3 infusions so far and no reactions as yet. Consultant wants me to have a colostomy bag fitted, I've refused and want to try as many options as possible. On Elemental 028 extra diet for 6 weeks.

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