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Pelvic floor issues

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DangerQuakeRhinoSnake Tue 27-Sep-16 08:52:15

So after having my first child I needed physio to help correct the issues I had with my pelvic floor, I had continence issues (both types) and risk of prolapse.

After quite an intensive programme of exercises I felt normal again but with a warning not to lift any heavy weights. Fine.

Fast forward and I've now had my second and had no problems during my pregnancy with her even though I thought I would. She's now nearly 6 months. Then the other day I unavoidably had to carry my ds for a prolonged period of time (he's three) and now I've got that uncomfortable prolapse feeling again sad

I've started the exercises again but I'm mildly panicking that as I'm older and had another pregnancy in between that it won't ever be right again. Can anyone talk me down? Do I need to go back to the physio?

Novia Tue 27-Sep-16 09:15:41

Go to your GP and get them to refer you to a specialist. Much better to get checked properly. If you just need physio they can transfer you but if you need surgery you can look at the options. I'm only 38 and my 2nd daughter is 1 tomorrow. Last week I had surgery to repair a prolapse caused by an infected episiotomy from my first birth. It's still bloody painful ATM (post-surgery), but I'm so glad I went and got it sorted (despite it being embarrassing, uncomfortable and scary.) I don't want to spend years worrying about it, I just wanted it fixing. You'll be okay, it's not as scary as you think and much better to know what you're dealing with.

DangerQuakeRhinoSnake Tue 27-Sep-16 11:06:00

Thank you Novia I think I'll have to. I too had an infected epi first time round and am the same age as you. I had hoped I'd seen the last of this, but evidently not.

Novia Tue 27-Sep-16 16:41:26

Sounds similar then. Basically all my stitches broke and so the muscle wall was weakened. My main issue was that I got very constipated as the muscle wasn't strong enough to push stuff down. I didn't really notice the bulge of the prolapse until I was pregnant 2nd time and then (probably luckily) I had an emergency c-section. No improvement after birth and I ended up going private, though I was on the list for an NHS op. If you have private healthcare it is covered (luckily) but realistically they are unlikely to do anything practical until 6 months post partum. Get it checked though, this stuff is fixable and there are several options, from exercises, to a ring, yo surgery. You'll feel better when you now what you're dealing with. Good luck and if you'd like to ask me anything privately I'm happy for you to pm me. X

DangerQuakeRhinoSnake Tue 27-Sep-16 17:03:10

Thank you smile and I hope you're out of pain soon flowers

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