I have a prolapse

Posted , 5 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

could anyone advise me if a gadget that strengthens pelvic floor would be any use for me as I already have a prolapse the gadget in question is an Exercise ring.

0 likes, 5 replies

Report

5 Replies

  • Posted

    If you already have a prolapse anything like this will not improve it but it may help the pelvic muscles so if you have surgery it will help any repair you may have in the future if that's what you choose. There are other things that will help the muscles as well, medical and over the counter. You don't say how old you are or what type of prolapse you have. Also has it been confirmed by a urogynaecologist.

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi there thank you for your input.  I am sadly 80 so I would not think the medics would consider me for surgery.  I tried one of those things to push it back but it wasn't a success. I suppose to be honest it isn't a problem or at least not much, and I saw this gadget and do wondered if it would be advantageous.  Thank you again for responding.

      Report
    • Posted

      Hello bianca. If you are in the U.K. there is no reason why your age would prevent your prolapse being repaired. The NHS is not allowed to be ageist and providing you are well enough to cope with an anaesthetic then surgery is possible. Any gadget that's used to strengthen your pelvic floor will do that but it takes time and it won't improve the state of a prolapse but can prepare the pelvic floor to help protect a repair. There are other things to help such as oestrogen cream or pessaries for instance, Vagifem is a common one. A gadget or pessary to push up a prolapse takes some getting used to and it is trial and error, however there are a few good ones on the market so a good urogynaecologist or urogynaecology nurse/specialist would help you. You don't say what organ has prolapsed, can you tell me please? There are certain procedures that can be undertaken under a local anaesthetic. A friend of mine in her late 70's had one of the procedures. Let me know and I'll give you more information. Also tell me if you are in the U.K. Xx

      Report
    • Posted

      I do not know where you are living , however I am in Canada and I know they will operate on older people as long as they pass A pre operation health check , so as long as you are in relitive good health they will do the surgery .
      Report
  • Posted

    I do not think so . I believe the only way's to fix A prolapse are by the use of A pessary as none surgical treatment and surgery , however excercise after it has been surgically repaired and you are fully recovered could help prevent it from reoccurring .

    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up