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Prolapse after birth

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Salyo Sat 31-Oct-15 21:46:46

Has anyone suffered from a prolapse after they have given birth? What symptoms did you have and how long did you take to recover?

I have been told I have a "prolapse", prolapse of what exactly I don't know but it's been 10 weeks now since I gave birth and I'm still in so much pain down there. It's especially bad when I've been standing up for too long. It's a constant throbbing pain and sometimes I get an odd feeing like I'm sitting on a golf ball. Peeing is starting to get more painful as time goes on and my husband and I attempted sex the other day (just see to if it was eve possible) and he couldn't get more than 2cm in before the pain got too much.

My doctor just says to keep doing pelvic floor excercises and it'll just go away on its own. This is getting ridiculous though. I do my excercises at least 10-15 times a day and there has been literally no improvement in 10 weeks.

I'm just wondering what other people have done to improve their prolapse situation!

blobbityblob Sun 01-Nov-15 22:37:40

I had a bladder prolapse following dd's birth. There used to be a long running thread with lots of advice called "any old prolapse" if you wanted to search and have a read through.

I can't remember when exactly I got assessed at the pelvic floor clinic. But I was doing the exercises for maybe 18 months before they would consider surgery. To be honest I wished I'd tried them for longer because in my case the surgery didn't really work, just gave me added problems.

The pelvic floor clinic was useful as the physio there would give advice about whether I was doing the exercises correctly and how many I should be aiming to build up to. I think it would be reasonable to ask your gp to refer you to the pelvic floor clinic myself but I'm not sure what the norm is these days.

There are things called Kegel weights which I think you can use if you wanted to try them. But realistically I don't think there are any quick fixes for prolapses myself. Maybe someone else will come along with more/better info.

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