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14 weeks postpartum. Possible prolapse or something wrong down there, please help me.

I'm 14 weeks postpartum, I had a pretty nasty birth my baby was 9lbs 11oz, bubby's shoulders got stuck resulting in me hemorrhaging and having a nasty episiotomy. Ive only recently looked "down there" and I'm not impressed. I can now see inside my vagina because the hole is wider and just inside I can see on the top is this fleshy thing which I have no idea what it is, it is a little bulgt thing with layers, the best way to describe what I'm talking about would be if you cut an onion in half and then look at the layers. Whatever it is it isn't any bigger than my finger tip it has around 4 layers which are a few mm thick and it is painless. I saw my doctor and she said she saw no sign on prolapse but referred me to a gyno for reassurance but when I touch it it's like i can kind of push it and possibly its my vaginal wall starting to push out although it's not actually coming out of my vagina. What does this sound like it could be? Is there something wrong with me or does my body just need more time to heal from the stress of childbirth? I also work out 6 days a week and just started to a class called body pump which is an hour if light weights working on all the major muscle groups, ishould that be okay? Please help me I'm going crazy with stress and I just want to know what this layered fleshy thing is and if it sounds like prolapse, I'm only 19 and I'm hoping it's nothing like that. Thanks in advance for your help hopefully you can shed some light on my situation.
Ellyse.

Sarah...
Answer: Hi Ellyse, Try not to worry. After the birth your body can take up to 6 months for this area to heal up and look a bit more like it used to. It is great that you are doing some low level exercise as this will help. You also need to do lots of pelvic floor exercises to improve the muscle tone in the area. The area may still be quite swollen and need more time to heal and more than likely it is just layers of your vagina that seems to be sticking out. Best wishes, Alex.
Answered: 05 May 2011