Prolapse Repair – What Every Woman Needs to Know After Prolapse Surgery

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Prolapse repair increases the risk of recurrent or repeat pelvic prolapse in women. Fortunately there are a number of simple practical steps to protect the prolapse repair, avoid recurrent pelvic organ prolapse and help to reduce the need for future prolapse repair surgery.

This video teaches women practical Physical Therapist strategies and techniques to reduce the risk of repeat prolapse.

Please scroll down to view ‘Prolapse Repair’ video

Who will Benefit?

This prolapse repair video is designed to assist women with recovery information following surgical repair for:

  • Uterine prolapse;
  • Prolapsed bladder (cytocoele or bladder prolapse);
  • Prolapsed bowel (rectocoele or bowel prolapse); and/or
  • Rectal prolapse and anal prolapse.

Video duration: 6 minutes

For further information on pelvic floor safe exercises after prolapse repair refer to Inside Out – the essential women’s guide to pelvic support by Michelle Kenway and Dr Judith Goh Urogynaecologist

Note to ensure the smooth viewing of the video, it is recommended that you press on this play arrow and then when the video starts loading you press the ‘pause’ button until you can see that the entire video has loaded. This will help avoid the video stopping to load while you watch.

prolapse exercisesABOUT THE AUTHOR, Michelle Kenway

Michelle Kenway is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist and author of Prolapse Exercises Inside Out. Prolapse Exercises is a complete exercise guide for women with prolapse and after prolapse surgery seeking to exercise safely and protect their pelvic floo

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  1. I am now 8 days out from rectocele surgery. Wish I had found this video a bit earlier as I now feel I’ve done too much. I am assuming that beginning now to rest more each day will help my proper recovery. I think once the intense pain was gone, I spent a bit too much time upright and caused bleeding to begin anew. It is just so tempting to keep getting up when one is alone during the day. I guess I can count myself lucky I have no small children to chase. I am ordering the book now as I am anxious to exercise but don’t want to cause more damage. What do you think of walking as soon as possible? I try to take two 20 minute walks per day. Does that sound like too much? The walks have helped tremendously with bowel functioning I believe. Thank you for being such a supportive (no pun intended!) resource for those of us feeling a bit alone out here.

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Hi Suzanne

      Take a moment to read these walking guidelines – while the article is titled hysterectomy, the information also applies to after prolapse surgery. It outlines how much walking, how soon etc and I hope answers all your walking questions.

      Yes I agree the walking does help with bowel functioning which is vital after rectocoele surgery. After rectocoele surgery it is vital to keep bowel movements soft and regular, use the right bowel emptying technique, avoid constipation and prolapse, and avoid straining to empty long term.

      Let me know if you require any further information to help recovery.

      Best of luck

  2. Barbara Brodhead says

    Hi Michelle! I can’t tell you how excited and happy I am that I found your web site! I am 50 years old and I have had eight children. I recently had surgery for prolapse along with a hysterectomy. I have always been an active person, and I was very worried that my life would change drastically and I would not be able to continue with my exercises anymore. I needed answers as to how to safely continue with my exercises, eliminate or modify unsafe ones, and most of all protect my pelvic floor muscles. Your videos and book “Inside and Out” have been a life savor! Thank you so much for sharing this very important information! I feel that ALL women need to know this. It is so important to our overall health at any age. I am sharing your web site with my daughters, family, and friends. I just can’t thank you enough!

    • Michelle Kenway says

      Thanks so much for taking the time to post this comment Barbara, I am so glad that the Inside Out exercise information has helped you, I am most grateful for your feedback.
      All the best for your future health and wellbeing

  3. what every woman should know after prolapse surgery: thank you Michelle

    very helpful, in “the early days” and long term. very educational and encouraging. appreciate your gentle voice and ways. Like your words clever and vital pertaining to a new way of thinking regarding exercise. Protecting and strengthening my pelvic floor muscles.