Pelvic floor exercises after surgery

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Asked doc on his rounds this morn. He said need to give stitches some time to heal. 4-6 weeks to start but depending how comfortable for you. Gently at first. But stressed importance of them to prevent prolapse returning.

Hope this helps X

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    That's good news Lauday but I thought you said you hadn't had prolapse surgery?
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      Matron, sorry to bother you, I have been on three movicol a day it made me go three times today and then had a bad tummy ake would you say cut down?

      hope you are ok and the house move is sorted.

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      Patients do heal at different times that's something I keep saying on this forum but your consultant can't give advice to ladies who aren't his patients and some ladies have posted that they are told they can start pelvic floor exercises straight away following their operation. It can be confusing reading here any advice you give regarding pelvic floor exercises because you haven't had a prolapse repair only a hysterectomy. 
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    What sergeryhave you had lv, hope is as all gone well
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      Thank you matron, other than a bad tummy and itchy stiches I feel not to bad today.

      i wish I could travel for two hours to the caravan but scared of doing some damage

       

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      There's no reason why you can't travel. You won't do any harm but sitting for any length of time may be uncomfortable, however you can always have a few stops along the way.
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      Hysterectomy. Been very weak but pain less today want try and go home later. Going toilet ok not had BM yet even though taking movicol and lactoluse. Bit worried cos do suffer wi constipation don't want to strain at all. Thanks for asking. Hope you are ok xx
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      I have been on codiene that probably making me constipated just taking paracetomal now. Just very uncomfortable and bad wind pain, had hot peppermint few times hopefully go soon. Going home soon looking forward to own bed. X
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      Lauday have you joined the hysterectomy forum? There will be more advice there because the ladies on this forum have or thinking about prolapse surgery.
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      I was in hospital for 5 days. Struggles to pass wind never mind a bm. Only managed equivalent to a few 'wet pumps' before going home despite using glycerin suppositories. I went home with catheter in on min and had to go back on wed to have it removed. I was in agony needing a bm. Consultant wrote me up for an ennima which was a godsend. I already take procalapride which was prescribed by my colorectal surgeon as still need to have bowel surgery for a prolapse of vowels when I recover from this current op. So going to the toilet since this op has been difficult as I can't push at all. Even struggles to pass wind. This alone gets me stressed.

      Oh the joys we have to go through!!!

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      Lauday, please do not think I am being disrespectful because I am not, an hystorectomy is totally difrent to a prolaps and there is difrent methods and difrent exercise for both operation.

      there s a web site for hystorectomy which I believe you have had and the lady's will really benefit from your exsperiance on the web site sorry for being frank but some of the comments can be confusing. Xx

      good luck with your recovery xx

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