Pelvic floor exercises after anterior cystocele repair

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Hi all, I am almost 12 weeks post op from anterior cystocele repair. I am 69 had a hysterectomy, removal of ovaries and bladder repair aged 36. My question is does anyone else feel discomfort from doing pelvic floors? I have been told to do 30 short and 30 holding for 10 secs a day, 10 of each 3 times a day. I am finding the holding for 10 secs ones ok to do but they seem to be " pulling". Will see my surgeon in 2 weeks but just thought I'd ask here if anyone else has a problem with them. I am going to ask surgeon to refer me to the pelvic floor physio in our local hospital. May

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    Hi May, I'm nearly 10wks post op for rectocele repair. I tried pf excercises after 5wks & had to stop as it was causing more pain. I have since tried on & off over the last few weeks & I'm just not getting anywhere.

    I'm still having pain but see my consultant next week & I think I will ask for some physio so will see what happens!

    Good luck to you & let us know how you get on. Take care x

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      Hi Janet, thank you for your reply, I thought it was just me! Hope all goes well next week for you. I will never asking for physio too as have read that the pelvic floor exercises have to be done a certain way and wonder if I'm not doing it properly! Let us know how you get on next week. May xx

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      Should have read I WILL BE asking for pelvic floor exercise at physio too, sorry!
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    Hi May

    Absolutely!! I found I couldn't do them at all (without pain) until I had seen a pelvic floor Physio to release the muscles that had spasmed. 

    All good now, several months later. Hang in there

    Juli x


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