Does weight loss help with a Cysocele and rectocele

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Was wondering if anyone who is overweight and lost some excess pounds  have improved the symptoms of cysocele and a rectocele.

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    Loosing weight can help relieve some of the symptoms of prolapse as in the downward pressure from carrying extra fat everywhere. But it's not going to improve the actual loosened tissues causing prolapses. Depending on grades of prolapses, usually surgery is your best hope for a fix, but would still loose the weight first. 

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      I have lost a bit of weight since was confirmed that I had a grade 2 prolapse.  I could hardly sit as was so uncomfortable.  Now sitting is slightly easier so wondering if the weight loss has helped me.
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      It will definately have helped. Grade 2 isn't a significant prolapse so carrying extra weight must be causing more symptoms than what the actual prolapse is maybe. But I don't know how much extra weight you've got on board. Keep loosing weight & see what happens. It can only be beneficial for that, but whole body health. 

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    The rectocele had caused me so much discomfort sitting for months now, got so bad I had to lay on the bed in the day time for relief.  Thankfully I haven’t done that for about three weeks now.

    i have a fair bit of weight to loose and it’s coming off slowly and surely so hoping things in that department will improve. 

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      Good on you. Keep it up. Commendable. Maybe your rectocoele was diagnosed as Grade 2 with you lying down & is in fact worse when upright naturally! Some girls have said that their Consultants had a look while they were upright! Mine didn't. 

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