Can I do long distance walks?

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I have a prolapse of my vaginal wall, only happened for the first time yesterday and I am trying to find my way through the shock in these first few days and how it will affect my life. I have seen the GP, got good advice and ways forward but would love to ask just simple questions to those who have been there - so thanks in advance for any help.

It is not uncomfotable - just feels like a bubble in my vagina. Doctor says it is fine to go walking - I do about 10 miles at a time, but I am already worried I won't be able to do that. If it just stays as that bubble feeling and I know what it is - that'll be OK will it, it won't get more damaged? Or fall out more?

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    Really walking is fine it's sport where you are bouncy that is a problem. I would say that the hab it DVD is very good for mild prolapse xx

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      I agree with Phillipa, it's the bouncy stuff that's difficult. I have lived with a prolapse for 8 years now and been pretty active. I have just had a repair on the posterior wall, as new sysmptoms started to appear.

      Unfortunately these things tend to get worse with age and with hormonal changes but strength exercises such as regular pelvic floor exercises can really help. You could perhaps ask for a referral to a physiotherapist.

      Good luck xx

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    I am managing a vaginal wall prolapse by avoiding any high impact exercise, in my case giving up badminton, not lifting or carrying heavy things, modifying yoga and Pilates so there's no downward pressure on pelvic floor. Michelle Kenway has useful exercises on you tube. 

    Regular pelvic floor exercises essential. I have just started using nhs squeeze app. Finding it a good reminder, 4 times a day. Yes, get referral to specialist gynaecology physio from gp. 

    Every woman is different. Whether it gets worse depends on your individual tissues, anatomy, age- pre or post menopause. Mine got worse but I had already had prolapse surgery and weak tissues. I would advise Pilates with a physio so she can advise which exercises build a strong core but avoid downward pressure. Good luck!

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