Pelvic floor trainers

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Hi interested to know if anyone has used any pelvic floor trainers? ie kegel8. I think I read a post that someone had used a kegel8 and taken HRT and virtually reversed the prolapse!!! maybe the way to go. But they are not cheap!

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    Hi I have just started using the isure for kegals and started doing lots of normal kegal exercises Thai got from u tube and at the Dr on thurs with a view to having eostrogen cream as I am suffering with dryness and all sorts of horrible symptoms but like you I have heard if it's stage one or two it can be reversed

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    Hi, 

    I tried the Kegel machine but unfortunately it didn’t do much for me.  I think it ‘woke up’ the correct muscles but my prolapse was too far gone.  Once you have prolapsed exercising is unlikely to pull it back into place.  It’s definitely a good idea to strengthen the whole area to stop the prolapse getting any worse or another happening.  Have you seen a specialist female physiotherapist? Not always easy on the NHS, I found an excellent one privately.  They should be able to give you lots of advice.  

    My consultant told me to use Vagifem for quite a few months pre-op to “plump things up” but I’m not going back on to it post op as I already take HRT tablets.

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      I'm seeing the Dr on thurs he is good at getting things sorted he has already said he will put me on vagifem but he sent me for a scan first to check that my kidneys were ok as I was getting a lot of infection so I think it will get things sorted

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      Yes I saw a female physio on NHS. She was very helpful and got me correctly doing pfe. But although they helped, my pop got worse. Dr prescribed me Estoril cream which I think is the same as vagifem. I didn't use it though after reading the side effects. Us women have it tough. 

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    I have the intimate rose kegel weights and the apex (same concept as kegel8 but the wand inflates to reach those very pushed apart muscles and act as resistance training). Ive not used them post op. Preop the rose weights i had a problem using as i didnt have enough grip for the lightest weight. My muscles were too pushed apart and my previous episiotomy had failed and left me too open. What i did get out of it was feeling like it woke my muscles up into knowing what its supposed to do and suddenly the feeling of having a heavy hammock between my legs that i couldnt lift for the life of me seemed to bounce back and disappear.

    As far as prolapse goes, my most visible one was my urethra which no doctor in my town could fix lookswise. After a year in physical therapy with a womens health specialist, and a few months of using my apex i did notice a difference in the size of my opening and that my urethra seemed to tuck away more when laying down.. but everything still protruded when standing and that didnt change until i had surgery.

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      Hi jenex that is really interesting. I have wondered if the kegel weights etc are helpful. As someone said on here before if the prolapse has progressed too far they are not much use for that.  Up I was interested in the fact they woke your muscles up. I too feel like I have a heavy hammock between my legs that I just can't lift.

      with regards to your repair op, how long did recovery take? How long ago did you have it done? I am reading the Sue Croat book and I am finding it very helpful. But she says after op and recovery, in the long term lift no more than 15kg and activities like gardening etc you need to be really careful with.

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      My surgery was 11/17 and I feel very close to normal as far as what im capable of doing. I take care not to do heavy lifting but i am able to pick up my 24 lb two year old without having to hold my breath (reason doc gave me the ok)

      As far as the surgery site itself its not been tender to the touch. I have only had sex a handful of times since 6 weeks post op and as of the last time, aside from the entrance being a little nippy from the peritoneal repair, i felt no pain and was able to enjoy it as much if not more than before. I think the initial tightness goes away after the internal sutures dissolve, but i am still smaller in there no doubt as i dont have the same problem of air entering me and exiting at unflattering times. Im also very pleased to report it did not effect my ability to self lubricate at all.

      Glad i logged in today, it has reminded me to give the kegel weights another try... things must be great now since its not on my mind 24/7 like before... must remember to stay grateful!

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    Hi, I use Kegal 8 and can't recommend it enough. It helped me cope with a bladder prolapse and stopped my bladder leaking prior to surgery.  I also had a bowel prolapse which has got worse since my operation (hysterectomy with front repair but they left the bowel prolapse), so I'm using Kegal 8 again to help with that. Combined with a huge amount of phisio, walking and swimming, the bowel prolapse lump can disappear some days or for part of the day, so it doesn't exactly fix it, but makes a noticeable difference and gives me some much needed relief from the symptoms.  Good luck!

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      Hi all I am laying in bed with the isure as I text it does seem to help I do the stress and the urge and though I know it won't reverse I am hoping it won't get any worse . I am on astriol cream for VA so am hoping that will help too along with other pelvic exercises . Good luck ladies

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    Hi I bought the isure tens it cost 45.00 so I thought it wasn't bad . Only been using it for 3 weeks but I do feel a bit stronger down there. Need to do it everyday for 12weeks then once a week for toning. As fore reversing prolapse I think it depends how bad it is I think a grade 1/2 can be reversed 3 can be sustained but 4 is operation time

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