Pelvic exercises 4 weeks post op

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Can anyone advise?

I'm 4 weeks post op for anterior and posterior repair with perennial repair. Am I supposed to be doing pelvic floor exercises?

I'm managing to walk (all be it very slow and careful) for maybe 20-30 mins now. Relatively pain free apart from bad soreness over the last day or so although Still get that awful dragging feeling if over doing it.

I've seen some posts on here saying pelvic floor exercises are really important post op and others saying completely opposite?

Can anyone post op advise?

Thank you in advance!

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    Hi resting I was given the exercises to do as soon as I was able to do so , it's each to their own if u feel up to it then do so , I'm 13 weeks post for a@p repair and I must say my life has changed for the better and I'm bk at work , but it has been a long process , u must listen to advice given this site has helped me get through the hardest of times but I listened and that's why I feel amazing today ,
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    Hi resting I was given the exercises to do as soon as I was able to do so , it's each to their own if u feel up to it then do so , I'm 13 weeks post for a@p repair and I must say my life has changed for the better and I'm bk at work , but it has been a long process , u must listen to advice given this site has helped me get through the hardest of times but I listened and that's why I feel amazing today ,
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      Thank you Joan. I might start doing a few each day and see how I get on. I was just unsure if other ladies were doing them or if I'd over stretch or do something awful by starting them.

      Glad to see you have had success. Yes, it has been and still is a very slow, painful and frustrating process but hopefully, as you have found, it will be worth it in the end.

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      I was told to do pelvic floor exercises the day after my op but others have been told not to do them until 6 weeks post op. Get so frustrated with the lack of consistency in what we are told we can and can't do

       

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      Yes, that's the frustrating part. Ladies that have had the same surgery get told different things depending on their surgeon. It's difficult to know what to expect.

      I'm not seeing my surgeon again for follow up post op until end of Feb whereas others have seen them way before.

      Just keep listening to own body I guess smile

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    Hi, my surgeon told me to start 2 weeks post op and that I'd need to do them every day for rest of my life! I'm nearly 8 weeks post op and they have become part of my life x3 per day, when cleaning teeth, cooking or wherever suitable, had to concentrate really hard to start with and build up gradually, so take it easy to start with! You'll be glad you did! Good luck with the rest of your recovery! 
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      Thanks sue. I've done a little and hasn't been too bad so I guess I'll carry on... One of the many questions I wish I'd asked both pre and post op when I saw the surgeon!

      Good luck

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    I would say you need to

    Know from the surgeon who did your operation as there are lots of different procedures to fix these prolapses and you might do some damage if a particular method was used for yours. You do t say if you have a mesh sling or whatever? Surely only your own surgeon would have your answer.

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      Hi Robyn,

      Unfortunately I'm not seeing him til late February. It was just advise I was looking for to see what other ladies had been told. I didn't have the sling, a&p repair using mesh and perenium repair.

      It's lack of information that's frustrating!!

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      My "TOP sling" is a mesh sling. My surgeon and GP said no pelvic floor excersies until after post-op check and only then if surgeons says it is ok. At 7wks I was referred to a Physio who specialises in them. I haven't been yet though.
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