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ASK THE DOC: Is It Safe To Have Sex With A Vaginal Prolapse?

QUESTION: IS IT SAFE TO HAVE SEX IF YOU HAVE A VAGINAL PROLAPSE?

Answer: Yes! A prolapse occurs when a woman’s vaginal wall weakens and collapses, causing the uterus, rectum, or bladder to fall into the vagina. However, in most cases, it is completely fine to have sex as long as the woman feels comfortable. And, having sex when you have a prolapse will not cause any harm to the bladder, rectum, or uterus, nor will it make the prolapse worse.

Some women with a prolapsed organ may feel some slight discomfort during sex. Using lubricant can help, as well as ensuring your pelvic floor is completely relaxed before you begin. Trying other positions may also alleviate any pain you are experiencing too. Talk with your partner about what feels best for you.

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  1. I have a 9 months old baby ,and since I gave birth I’m experiencing a vaginal prolapse,the doctor said I must do keygel excersise.im worried if this will go away ,the feeling of something bulging underneath my vagina.

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