Conditions with symptom: 'weakned pelvic floor'
I have a weak pelvic floor muscle and a over active bladder which is affecting my sex life and hard to control my wee what can i do to help this other them pelvic floor exercises
are there any treatments that I can use at home for urinary incontinence. I've had this problem since I was a teenager, I'm now 63. I had two repair ops. during my twenties which helped but during the last few years, I often get up during the night as I am awakened by a sudden urgency to wee. I wear panties and pyjamas at night and they are often wet by the time I get to the loo. I'm not very good at exercisng my pelvic floor. Is there some sort of gadget that I can use at home to simulate pelvic floor exercises?
You may want to try a product which is available in Boots and I have also seen it in the scotts and co and House of Bath catalogues. Its a medical device and recommended by the NHS. Its called Incostress. If you go to the Boots website you can see the reviews. Its a washable tampon which supports the urethra and bladder neck and at the same time helps you gently exercise the pelvic floor muscles without straining. You can wear it day and night. I wear mine only when going out. It worked for me. Regardless of what you have self diagnosed I would still go to see a phyiotherapist or continence nurese first.
My doctor won't refer me to see a gyno, what should I do? Im 26 and had three children now aged 6 5 3, i suffered from pelvic separation during my last pregnancy and I've never felt right since, i leak wee went i laugh, cough and sneeze, i get sharp pains in my right side low down between leg and pelvic, my vagina externally falls down when i use the toilet, squat. I've tried pelvic floor exercises but i don't have any feeling when doing it. I really don't know what to do anymore.
You need a new Dr!!! If your physician isn't giving you the answers you need, and you can't trust them in your care, its time to go to a new one. You obviously have some issues, it could be a prolapse of some kind, and it needs to be checked. Please go see a Dr that DOES care about you!
I am 25- I have recently had a baby and I am now suffering from moderate bladder prolapse. (I had rotational forceps and an episiotomy). I have been doing pelvic floor exercises for the last few weeks after discovering the prolapse. (I was completely oblivious to the need to do them pre/post-natally before that). The pelvic floor exercises don't seem to be working much, and I am worrying that the prolapse is actually getting worse. If I have prolapse surgery would that prevent me from giving birth vaginally in the future? Would it impact on sexual function/sensation?
Hi, I have a weak pelvic floor but when I do exercises my bladder and bowel become over active,I get bad trappped wind & bloating, feel sick and get a lot of pain all over the pelvic and abs area, back and front. I struggle to sit comfortably and get pain in my tailbone. I also occassionly get out of breath and also get more hiccups. I was doing the exercises about a 6 weeks ago and then got a kidney infectionand stopped. I have just started to try and do them again (at the advice of the physio I have just started) and the symtoms have all flared up again. I'm not sure if this is normal like when you first start exercising any body part or if I should stop the exercises. I have also been researching hypertonic pelvic floor muscles but I'm not sure if my symptoms are severe enough. I should also add I suffer with anxiety. A reply and and any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks for listening, Lou
Hi Lou, it does sound like you have some hypertonicity or spasm in your pelvic floor muscles which would explain the pain in your tailbone and sitting discomfort. However it is not normal to experience the extent of pain in your abs, back and the responses your bladder, bowel and abdomen when performing the exercises correctly. I am not sure whether this could be due to the hypertonicity also. I would see a specialist Pelvic Floor (Women's Health/Pelvic Health) Physiotherapist to have the muscles and your technique assessed and they can also help with decreasing the muscle spasm. Hope that helped, Samantha
I have a very weak pelvic floor and suffer from incontinence. I cannot get on very well with excercises and wondered if the battery operated pelvic toners work. I read that the doctor on gmtv endorsed the Athena toner.
hi there. i am not sure if i have pelvic floor problems or if it is something else. for the past year i would say,i seem to be constantly wet on my knickers/trousers. this is extremely more when i exercise, to a point when my trousers are wet and i look like i have wet nyself.although it doesnt smell of urine.i have tried everything, i constantly go to the toilet before exercise,and have been practising pelvic floor tightenings but nothing is helping. i exercise every day,doing dancing in my job with children.and do an exercise class 2-3 times a week as well as lots of walking to walk. its got to a point when its really embarassing,but doesnt feel like wee, it feels like sweatif that makes sense. please help!!!!
hi i have the same problem mines been going on 2 years since i had my daughter
I suffer from lower back pain and pain in my hip which occasionally gives way with shooting pain. I've had xrays & mri all that it showed was couple of bulges in lower back no wear n tear. I had an epidural in lower back but this didn't help either. They advised that i need to strengthen my pelvic floor which i know i do as i do occasionally suffer leakage etc had 3 natural births However when i have been doing pelvic floor exercises i have found this seems to cause more pain in my hip to the degree before where i was unable to sit stand or lay down i was in so much pain. I don't know what to do Dr just says keep doing it but last time i was on crutches and taking morphine for pain got so bad.
Has anybody had a Vestibulectomy? I have been offered surgery to help with my symptoms that have been diagnosed as localised, provoked vestibulodynia. I am currently seeing a Physiotherapist who specialises in Pelvic Floor Muscles who thinks I should delay my surgery as she believes that my problem is more muscle based and that scar tissue may make my situation worse. And that she has pressed the 'tender' area and that I had not reacted in a 'over-sensitive' manner so thinks the surgery may not be for me. Unfortunately I was told by the gynaecologist that my vagina is rather small to average sizes. But that surgery is the best answer as physio will help with the pelvic floor but where the tissue is inflamed it needs to be removed as she poked the relevant areas which caused the usual discomfort from intercourse with my partner. This has been on-going for years and my partner has stood by me through all of this and is also in a mixed opinion now and worried I think to give me wrong advice. I was confident for the surgery but I am so nervous now about the operation in case scar tissue is an issue or in case this isn’t the right option for me. I was diagnosed with chronic thrush for three years (which now coming off the pill seems to have cleared up) I have used Cortisol creams, have been offered numbing creams, have seen a psycho sexual councillor and am now undergoing pelvic floor phyio. My physiotherapist though has now put worries in my mind about the risk of surgery. I don’t want to undermine the physio or the gynaecologist but need some advice and help. I am worried sick. I wanted to see if anyone who had the surgery has had an issue with physiotherapy and if scar tissue has become an issue? Or can advise me what to do next… My physio wants me to delay thinking it’s not the right treatment and to work on pelvic floor… obviously surgery isn’t going to be a quick fix for me but she is worried scar tissue may cause more damage. My gynaecologist thinks that pelvic floor exercises will help but the problem is the damaged tissue that needs to be removed…. HELP! I don’t know what to do … I thought surgery would be simple and then work on the pelvic floor but should I be reconsidering surgery due to my phyios advice?
Hi Katy I had the surgery in march 23 3 weeks ago I had sex for the first time after my op! I had 10% pain due to stretching the scar tissue and 90% no pain I actually came for the first Time through sex in my life. Go on YouTube research dr Ross pagano from melbourne Australia there is a video posted by the cancer council Victoria on there and he talks about this condition! Having the surgery was the best thing I have ever done I would be in tears in so much pain during sex that my partner and I went over a year without sex. Research dr pagano after 7 years and I think over 50 doctors he is the best at explaining it and is known to be the best in Australia at treating it! Good luck Nicole if you want to discuss further contact the website so that you can get my email address
I had my son 6 weeks ago and have just been told the ceiling of my vagina has collapsed slightly. It sticks out slightly and I can feel it when I move about. I was told to keep doing my pelvic floor excercises and it will get better. Can I also use a pelvic toner to speed things up? Electronic or one with weights?
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