Menopause & Pelvic Organ Prolapse hysterectomy menopause pelvic floor health pelvic organ prolapse pelvic surgery success prolapse surgery sexual function Mar 21, 2022

Menopause often brings changes in a woman’s pelvic floor function.

The pelvic floor muscles can be weak, overstretched, slow to work, too tight or torn just like the other muscles of your body.

When the pelvic floor weakens it can lead to pelvic organ prolapse, where one or more organs...

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Walking after Prolapse Surgery core breathing exercise lower back pain pelvic surgery success prolapse prolapse surgery recovery walking Dec 14, 2021

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Walking after prolapse surgery helps with physical recovery. It will reduce the risk of postoperative complications.

When can you start walking?

Walking after prolapse surgery is the exercise of choice for most women.

While you are still in the...

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Post-Op Recovery Week 7 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery Check In With My Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist pelvic organ prolapse prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Feb 01, 2021
MY LIFT WAS BETTER!!
 
I saw my pelvic floor physio today and was so happy with what she said!
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Before my rectocele surgery, I struggled with the lift part of a Kegel and my goal for the first appointment after surgery was for my physio to tell me that my lift improved...and it did!!
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Post-Op Recovery Week 6 - Rectocele Repair - Prolapse Surgery pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele repair rectocele surgery Jan 25, 2021
It has been 6 full weeks since my rectocele surgery and I feel really good!
 
Late in my 5th week and for most of the 6th week I was wearing a pelvic floor support garment by Braceability that helped a lot when I was out for my walks and when I was standing for longer periods.
 
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Post-Op Recovery Week 5 - Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair pelvic organ prolapse post-op recovery prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair Jan 18, 2021

As I write this I am at the tail end of week 5 post-op. Tomorrow will be the 6 week mark but technically 6 weeks will end on Monday the 25th.

My prolapse symptoms are gone but I am struggling with how weak I feel. I recently reviewed my DUTCH test results and it showed that my estrogen is in the...

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Post-Op Recovery The first few days - Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair pelvic floor rehab pelvic surgery post-op recovery prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery Dec 15, 2020

A week ago I had prolapse surgery to repair my rectocele. You can ready about my decision to have surgery here .

Here is an account of my first 7 days post-op.

Day of Surgery
I had my surgery at about 1 pm on Monday, Dec 7th and was home by 4:30 pm.  I was sent home with a catheter...

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Preparing For A Rectocele Repair – Prolapse Surgery pelvic organ prolapse prehab prolapse prolapse surgery rectocele rectocele repair rectocele surgery surgeon Dec 01, 2020

My decision to have rectocele repair surgery was a BIG one and a lot of thought and research and care provider consults contributed to it.  I feel a missing element of prolapse surgery is pre-hab and re-hab guidance.  I hope to help change that with the aim of preventing surgery for...

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My Decision To Have Prolapse Surgery - Rectocele Repair are pelvic floor exercises safe during pregnancy? health conditions kegels can help treat pelvic organ prolapse pelvic surgery prolapse surgery rectocele repair women's pelvic health Nov 17, 2020

This post is about my decision to have surgery for my prolapse, a rectocele, that I have lived with for over 8 years now.  Surgery is something I have been debating for 4 years and I did not come to this decision lightly but I know it is the right choice for me. 

16 years ago I gave...

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