when to start pelvic floor exercises?

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Hi All,

I have had an anterior and posterior repairs with sacrospinous fixation and perineal repair two weeks ago. I have been lucky so far and am recovering well. It was painful for the first week and then much improved and I am on ibruprofen twice a day mainly to help with the swelling. I asked the surgeon when I should start pelvic floor exercises as i am very keen to help my recovery and to try and avoid having any recurrence of these problems. He said after two weeks and I do feel strong enough to get started but I think there is conflicting information out there about whether this is too soon and if it can cause problems. I wondered what everyone else's experience of this was and particularly from those further on in the recovery period. I am still very swollen inside and reassured form reading on here that this is normal but i don't want to make this worse by exercising too early. Any advice gratefully received.

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    wait left eight weeks then resume your pelvis floor exercises. Take it easy

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    I would wait eight weeks or so. You could start trying to engage your core more when you walk, but it seems too early.

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    Thanks for the advice, that's good to know.

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    I would wait till yiur 6vweeks check up as too much pressure could cause damage.

    I was 8 weeks before I started.good luck.

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