Is my vagina normal?
Q Please help me. I feel like my vagina is falling down inside during the day but at night everything is fine. It’s not painful or uncomfortable, it’s like a balloon coming down. What is it?
a It sounds like a prolapse, where the womb, cervix or top of the vagina slips down into the vagina giving the sensation you describe. Other symptoms include a dragging sensation or feeling of heaviness in the vagina, and you may notice a bulge or lump, or difficulties going to the toilet. You are more likely to develop a prolapse if you are overweight, have had multiple pregnancies, difficult deliveries or have chronic constipation. Visit your GP, who will examine you. If the prolapse is mild it may be managed with pelvic floor exercises. If it is causing symptoms then your GP may refer you to a woman’s health physiotherapist, prescribe hormonal treatment or refer you to a gynaecologist.