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    Default No sensation during pelvic floor exercise

    Ok, I am sure this topic has been covered a million times over but I need to bring it up again. PFE are doing my head in! I can't feel anything happening down there when I 'squeeze and lift'.

    I am now 6 months post birth and there is still no real improvement to the odd leakage of pee....is it now too late to recover?? I have to wear liners everyday!!

    I would also be really encouraged to know if others who have had a similar experience of not feeling anything have gone onto actually recover and regain that familiar 'internal squeeze sensation' and of course control the bladder weakness.

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    hmmm anyone???

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    I've not actually heard of this before... what happens on the loo when you try to stop the urine ******, can you do it, can you feel it?

    I think at this stage you should be getting along to a women's health physio asap - your ob or hospital should be able to refer you.

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    Not sure if you have tried this, but I once went to a physio and she checked my pelvic floor muscles with an ultrasound (externally). She made me do the excercises and I was able to watch on screen what was happening and she was able to correct me.

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    Hi Maire

    When I go loo and try to stop the flow I feel my perineum tighten up and the flow slows but never completely stops like it used to.

    Using a hand mirror I can sort of see a tightening but I can't feel it like I used to.

    I will head off to a doctor but are there any doctors / nurses on the forum out of interest???

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    At my six week check-up I discussed this with my OB who specialises in vaginal prolapse etc. She said that if you work on it within the first 12 months post-partum you will be able to see an improvement, but if you leave it too late your muscles will sort of settle into that position.

    She has refered me to the physio (who I've been waiting to get into for over a month )... my appointment is on Wednesday, I'll report back what she says

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    Hi Sammiesnail

    interesting... if you see your physio PM me what he/she says. I am making an appointment to see one also and hopefully I can get in sooner rather than later.

    Saw a doc today who couldn't give me a sure answer as to why I can't feel anything while squeezing but she suggested that a physio could probably identify why and therefore help further, failing that a specialist urogynecologist. Failing that, surgery....

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    Good luck bird. I had some urinary incontinence when coughing straight after I had DD2 (4 weeks ago) and I thought it had all cleared up... but today I seem to have wet myself whilst being intimate with DH. It is so awful. Excuse me telling you this but I am so horrified and at least you know you are not the only one with this kind of problem (far from it).

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    Marie

    You poor, poor thing!

    Big hugs for you...

    Thanks for your honesty and I hope things can improve for you...

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    I hope it goes well with the physio. Could you report what she says? I have not heard of the no sensation thing before. I am 100% sure it is something that can be at least improved with exercises.


 

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