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The Normal Life After Prolapse Operation

Prolapse is an unpleasant and dangerous condition. In the most serious stage, this problem can only be eliminated through surgery.




Like any other operation, the reconstruction of the pelvic floor causes concern in many patients. Another reason for worry is the possibility of prolapse to reappear again.
What can you do to avoid a second surgery?
If you have prolapse, your risk of repeated prolapse increases. This Physiotherapist information teaches you 6 ways to reduce your risk of repeat prolapse.


Kegels Exercises

After prolapse surgery, Kegels or pelvic floor exercises should be a priority and incorporated as a regular part of your routine. Having strong supportive pelvic floor muscles helps you withstand the everyday forces that it needs to resist.


Avoid Constipation and Straining

In the period after surgery, excess muscle tension of the abdominal cavity and pelvic floor can become an additional risk factor. Speak with your surgeon or regular doctor for prompt assistance if you’re constipated postoperatively. It’s normal during your initial postoperative recovery.


Manage Diarrhoea

At another hand, there is chronic diarrhea. It can strain the pelvic floor with repeated bowel emptying. Some medical conditions are associated with chronic diarrheas. A single episode of diarrhea can impact upon your repair if it’s placed under repeated pressure with bowel emptying. Medications that manage diarrhea can be readily obtained from your pharmacist.


Manage Coughing

When you cough the force generated by your abdominal muscles presses downwards onto your pelvic floor. This too, will not be good for your health in the future. That’s why you'd better take a trivial cough syrup or other means at the discretion of your doctor.


Eat Well

Eat well for your prolapse to manage your body weight and your bowels. Manage food intolerance problems and associated gut disorders e.g. The right nutrition can solve many problems, including constipation, straining and diarrhea.


Avoid Heavy Lifting

Heavy lifting is a known risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse so it's important to know your safe lifting limit. Take the time to learn how to lift safely with prolapse issues. And don’t worry, it’s not for the rest of your life. After prolapse surgery modify your regular activities including work practices that involve heavy physical work.