Has anyone tried this?

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I'm 7mths a & P repair, still struggling with pain after seeing physio felt positive when given exercises to do, I was told I had a small prolapse back at the front, After doing the exercises the pain increased so physio said do less exercises, I have now been offered this elastic band which pregnant women wear to keep the baby off the pelvic floor I'm totally baffled how this is going to help, has anyone else ever used this and had any benefit

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    Hi I haven't had a band. I would seek another physio as this one sounds incompetent. 

    You may have a tight pelvic floor and need to learn to relax it before strengthening it. 

    Maybe see your surgeon again and ask their advice x

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      That's what the exercises were for to relax the pelvic muscles (like palates)but as I was in more pain after 2weeks she told me to do less, when I said that if I put my hand in-between my legs and hold my vag it helps so that's when she said I've got just the thing I will order you one, It was my daughter that said pregnant women have the elastic strapping so even she was baffled as to how it was going to help me, I'm not at consultant till February but I will be asking physio how this will help(she's a gyne physio) xo

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    Is your physio a urogynaecology specialist? I agree with you, I'd be baffled as to how this band is really going to help Melons. If I were in your situation I would see the urogynaecologist before you attempt anything like the band.

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      As far as I know she's a physio who specializes in gynecology I had a very in depth internal which took me a while to get my head round as in my head she's a physiotherapist, My husband has said hes coming with me to say that this isn't good enough g

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      If she specialises in gynaecology then she should know what she's talking about however urogynaecology is a separate speciality. For example not all gynaecologists work in urogynaecology and therefore don't perform pelvic floor surgery. An increasing number of physiotherapists are training in urogynaecology and working in the team with urogynaecologists and specialist nurses.

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      Then really she should know that the elastic isn't going to help, I actually questioned her about these pelvic floor relaxation exercises helping the small prolapse,to which she replied oh no these won't help the prolapse as prolapses are to do with the ligaments, so I really am losing faith, Thank-you for the information Matron

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      My thoughts exactly, I was sure that prolapses were to.do with the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor
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