First off - I have an appt with my GP but couldn't get in for 11 business days (I'm on the cancellation list in the hope something comes up sooner). Apologies for the long post.
I'm mid 40s with two teenage kids both of which were vaginal births. My smallest baby was 4kgs. My second baby was born at 39 weeks weighing 4.2kgs.
I wasn't a walking advertisement for doing pelvic floor exercises over the years, I'll be honest. Did them for a while and then promptly fell off the wagon.
Fast forward to 6mths ago - my GP ordered a routine urine test with bloods. She raised the fact a had a very mild UTI. I remarked, "That's odd, I have no symptoms." We let it go as I had other pressing medical issues.
About two months ago I developed a chronic cough as a result of my silent reflux. I let this cough go for about four weeks (it was dry, no temp and I felt well) before I realised it wasn't a virus/cold. The cough is chronic enough that I cannot speak without coughing. Now on medication (again) for reflux. The cough only reduced this week.
Fast forward to three weeks ago, I was using a tampon and thought things felt different inserting and removing.
Fast forward to two weeks ago. I was sitting down for the majority of the day doing some research when I noticed I felt distinctly uncomfortable around the vaginal opening. I also realised I had a UTI. Only option at that stage of the night was Ural. Next day, GP confirmed UTI. I started a 7 day course of AB.
Fast forward to this week, I feel uncomfortable sitting again and I felt like my UTI was returning.
Self-examination tells me the vaginal wall is not protruding but it's near the opening. I'm 'guessing', given the UTI's, it is the bladder...
I'm thinking, given the early UTI, 6mths ago that I was always heading for a prolapse but the bloody chronic reflux cough has exacerbated it.
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this possible grade of prolapse and whether physio/exercise has saved their soul??!!
I did intensive pelvic floor / core physio sessions and then did about 4 years of reformer pilates due to my issues above so I know generally what to do (could always do with refresher sessions). I'm just hoping above hope that I can avoid surgery and someone out there has too?
Forgive my lack of response tonight/tomorrow - heading to bed now and will be at work tomorrow. Will try and check in during lunch hour.
Thanks for any help.
Edited to remove some personal information
Edited by lamarque, 12 October 2018 - 04:28 PM.