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    Default Uterine Prolapse Experiences?

    Just wondering if anyone would like to share their experiences with uterine prolapse? I was diagnosed with a mild to moderate prolapse after the birth of my second baby 8 weeks ago. So far I have been to the physio at the hospital, who has given me a stack of pelvic floor exercises to do. I know its only early days, but my biggest concern is how much better it will get over time & the impact it has on my physical fitness. I dearly love to exercise, but I'm really "feeling it" (I'm sure those who have this know what I mean!!) after using my elliptical trainer or going for a long walk. I have heard about these pessary devices, I'm not sure if I'm a candidate for one though. Has anyone had one fitted & has it helped their tolerance with physical activity?

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    I have a slight prolapse and rectocele after my DD who is now 2. I have just ordered myself a kegel8 ultra vitality from the UK as I've read high reviews and I hate and suck at doing pelvic floor exercises. I haven't received it yet but can't wait to try it out. It's an electrical stimulation device. Also excited to work on the big O as they say a good O comes down to strong pelvic floors .
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    I've just been diagnosed too and started doing all the exercises! I think there are weights you can get too! My Physio says it can take a couple of years to correct but the long term prognosis is good!! I can't wait to get back to my aerobics!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    I have a slight prolapse and rectocele after my DD who is now 2. I have just ordered myself a kegel8 ultra vitality from the UK as I've read high reviews and I hate and suck at doing pelvic floor exercises. I haven't received it yet but can't wait to try it out. It's an electrical stimulation device. Also excited to work on the big O as they say a good O comes down to strong pelvic floors .
    HTH.
    When you try out your device can u post and tell us how it is.

    I don't have a prolapse but I hate doing kegels..

    Funny, I've been a gym junkie all my life and always thought I did them correctly, which I wasn't and now I find them so difficult to do.. Lol

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    I have a first degree bladder prolapse (so kind of similar). Im having surgery in a couple of days to fix it. Its called a sling procedure and im very much looking forward to being able to exercise, sneeze and cough without peeing myself!!!
    My kids are 4.5yrs and 2.5yrs so no amount of pelvic floor exercises is going to help.
    My advice to you would be to keep an eye on it. Do your exercises and if things dont get better talk to a specialist about surgery options. It can get worse quickly.

    http://www.thewomens.org.au/Meshinva...rolapsesurgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    When you try out your device can u post and tell us how it is.

    I don't have a prolapse but I hate doing kegels..
    Yeah I will . I'm petrified of having another pregnancy for fear of worsening a prolapse. I had a 3rd degree tear with DD which contributed to my problems. If things improve with the kegel8 then I won't freak out when/if I fall pregnant again and will recommend to anyone that has weak pelvic floors.

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    I have a minor bladder prolapse, I def know what u mean about 'feeling it' after being on ur feet/exercising (not that i've exercised much 😣). My obstetrician also said that it'll improve as well after breast feeding is done - something to do with the relaxing hormones still going around. I am weaning at the moment, so am waiting to see any difference!

    I was so scared of massive tearing/episiotomy during birth n I had never even heard of a prolapse, so to figure out it wasn't 'all good n back to normal' upset me greatly. Plus, I guess it makes me feel quite....uhm....uncomfortable, embarrassed, maybe even ashamed, even tho hubby assures me (TMI!) it looks n feels the same.

    I have concerns too, about what it'll mean for next pregnancy n birth, so I'm eager to hear from any other ladies' experiences as well!

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    Thanks for your replies girls! It is good to know we aren't alone Unfortunately it is quite a sensitive topic & certainly isn't something we can discuss too freely with our family & friends!

    But it is great that there are some relatively simple treatments available for most types of prolapse. I don't mind doing tons of pelvic floor exercises, but it bothers me that I can't exercise or have sex very comfortably at the moment. I certainly don't want to make things worse, but at the same time, I'm not willing to give up my lifestyle at 29. So hopefully I can try the pessary in a couple of weeks & it makes things a little less "heavy" down there!!

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    Ps - re having sex: my GP recommended sex for me, coz all the pelvic floor muscles get a good work out! Pity about other things not quite back to normal yet (libido being number 1) - so I guess I'm not getting as many 'workouts' as I used to! 😜

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