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How painful is a pelvic floor repair?

Having a pelvic floor repair can be a difficult decision for many women. If you are considering the surgery, it is important to consider the pain that is expected and how long it will take to heal.

Symptoms of prolapse

Symptoms of prolapse after pelvic floor repair can include difficulty in emptying your bladder, bowels and vagina. Some women have difficulties urinating, constipation, pain in the lower back, soreness, fatigue and lower belly pain. This condition can interfere with normal activities. You should see your doctor if the symptoms do not improve.

Women with severe cases of prolapse may require surgery. Surgery can include removal of the uterus and pessary surgery to support the vagina. If surgery is not necessary, pelvic floor exercises may be recommended. If you are considering surgery, your doctor can provide you with a plan of action.

A pessary is a silicone device that fits into your vagina. It provides internal support for the uterus and bowels. These devices are often used in combination with pelvic floor exercises.

In mild cases of prolapse, a pessary may be all that is necessary. In moderate to severe cases, surgery may be necessary. It is best to discuss with your surgeon if you plan to return to work after surgery.

Treatment options in our area

Having pelvic organ prolapse can be a serious problem, but there are many treatment options available. Pelvic floor specialists at our clinic can help you choose the best solution for your condition.

Pelvic floor dysfunction can be treated non-surgically or with surgical procedures. Non-surgical options include vaginal pessaries, biofeedback, pelvic floor physical therapy and lifestyle changes. Surgical treatments are usually used when non-surgical options do not provide relief.

Pelvic floor physical therapy involves training the muscles to remain strong. A specialist physical therapist will show you the most effective techniques for strengthening the muscles. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may also need exercises to stretch and relax them.

Pelvic floor therapy in our area is designed to relieve symptoms and restore normal pelvic floor function. It may be recommended before other treatments.

Pelvic floor problems are common after childbirth, pregnancy, menopause or neurological disorders. These disorders can weaken the muscles in the pelvic floor, causing them to slip out of place.

Recovery time

During your recovery from pelvic floor repair, you will need time to get back to your regular lifestyle. Most surgeons will recommend that you take at least six weeks off from work and other activities. This will allow your body to heal properly.

You should also avoid activities that put pressure on your repair. This includes heavy lifting and high impact exercise. If you need to do these activities, it is important that you ask for help.

You should also drink plenty of fluids during your recovery. You may also be prescribed a stool softener to help prevent constipation. You should also eat high fiber foods. These foods can also help your stool soften.

Your doctor may prescribe pain medications to help you manage the pain. Most patients use ibuprofen and acetaminophen. These medications may be helpful in the first few days, but pain may continue to be a problem for up to two weeks.

You may have to wait a few days before you can shower. You should also avoid lifting anything over 15 pounds for a few weeks.


Surgical repair for pelvic floor disorders is a common procedure. However, complications can occur and can interfere with the quality of life in the long-term.

Pelvic floor disorder is a condition that affects millions of women worldwide. It can cause urinary incontinence, pain, and urinary retention. These problems may be related to a variety of factors. Some causes are heavy lifting, childbirth, and past surgeries.

Surgical procedures for pelvic floor disorders include abdominal, laparoscopic, and vaginal procedures. The choice of procedure depends on the severity of the prolapse and the surgeon’s experience.

Pelvic floor surgery may have a recurrence rate of up to 29%. In addition, the risk of complications may be higher if the surgery involves the use of mesh.

The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that support internal organs. These muscles are controlled by the brain. When the muscles are weak, the organs can droop out of position. Pelvic floor muscle weakness can also cause urinary incontinence.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our team of specialists.