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    urinary prolapse

    Is urinary prolapse more common in SCI? I haven't been diagnosed but feel some pressure "down there" (I'm C6-7 Incomplete) No problems really, but guess I should get it checked out. Don't want to! Mother had it.

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    It can be if you have flaccid paralysis of your perineal muscles, less likely if you have spastic paralysis there. A simple pelvic exam (when you get your PAP done) can identify if this is going on. There are other reasons for a pressure sensation in the lower pelvis that are most likely.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Thank you, KLD, for your quick response. I'm continent, so don't know if that applies or not. It's very reassuring that it could be something else. Taking a trip cross country in 10 days and am worried something could happen. Haven't seen a GYN in years (hysterectomy). Should I see one, or a UROGYN? My GYN has retired. This has me so worried. My mother had a complete prolapse of her bladder and it was such a life changer for her. I lost her in June at 99! I was blessed. Sorry to go on and on.

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    A uro/gyn would probably be best, or a urologist who specializes in female urologic issues.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Thanks! There is a new to us uro/gyn in town. Don't know anything about him. A urologist with good reputation but his website talks mostly about male problems.

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    I meant to add. In a nearby town there's a large OB/GYN clinic. My mother and others have seen a nurse practitioner there, but would that be a good place to START? Or is it better to see a physician first?

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    You can certainly start there. Even after having had a hysterectomy, you should have regular pelvic exams.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    Ran in to a good friend/pediatrician tonight at church. She's very particular and says this "new" URO/GYN has a very good, strong reputation, so I'll see. It's so easy to put this off. Prob. can't get in before trip anyway. Just hope "something" doesn't happen far away from home.

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