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Hi. I have a grade 1 posterior vaginal wall prolapse. I was referred by my GP to the hospital. I went through a Defecating Proctogram which was undignified, then months of physiotherapy. My physiotherapist advised me not to have the op unless I need it, that was her opinion until she saw it! She thought the front walls were prolapsing too. Needless to say the vaginal wall is still prolapsed. I went back to the hospital and said my symptoms hadn't alleviated. I still pee a little when I cough, sneeze or laugh, but don't use a pad. I have trouble making a bowel movement, which means it all seems to get stuck in the bend, or bulge caused by the back wall being weak. It takes anything from 30 to 40 mins to feel 'clear'. I have to do the unthinkable and insert two fingers inside my vagina to push the back wall in order to clear my back passage, something that disgusts me. I am 45 and refuse to go on like this. It isn't age that caused it in my opinion, its because I gave birth to 3 big babies, my youngest is 10. I have a narrow pelvis and was advised to have a C-section if I have anymore, needless to say I'm not. My last baby had double shoulder dystocia and I had an episiotomy and the doctor had to manually manoeuvre her shoulder out with his hand! As a result my vagina looks like its been turned inside out. Think of blowing up a balloon and letting the air out. You still have a balloon, but its out of shape and stretched, or think of a new rosebud and put it next to a rose in full bloom, you get the idea. The consultant said I am only a grade 1 and they don't like to operate because there is a chance the prolapse could return. Because of my symptoms, ie the trouble making a bowel movement, they are willing to do the operation under general anaesthetic. Has anyone else on here had the op with a grade 1? I feel like I don't have the right to have the op under the NHS as it is only a grade 1 and there's worse cases. It has affected me psychologically and physically though and impairs on my life, work especially. I work in a nursery and can't keep dashing off to the loo. My husband said it looks and feels different, but he doesn't mind, even though I feel disgusting. Is it wise to have the op at a grade 1?
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