Oh no, I have pressure on my pelvic floor. What do I do now?
In this article, I want to share some of the steps to deal with prolapse and some of the treatment options.
For who have complained of some of these same symptoms.Heaviness in the pelvic floor, what do I do?
Prolapse is when the anterior or posterior pelvic floor is lax and there’s, the bladder, the uterus or the rectum can fall into the vaginal canal, and if it continues, it prolapses out through the vaginal opening. It can be very scary, very embarrassing, and a lots of women have these symptoms. It’s shocking how many women are dealing with this silently.
Please don’t continue on. As a pelvic floor physical therapist,
I would love to treat small problems. Even with one or two visits, it would be great.
It breaks my heart for the women who have dealt with these symptoms for years and years. So, what do you do if you start to feel a bulge or a heaviness in the pelvic floor region?
One is to take a mirror, because we don’t know our own bodies, what’s going on, and I don’t mean this to scare you, but so that you’re aware of what’s going on, again, you’ll probably see a little bit of a bulge coming to the vaginal opening.
This may, again, be the bladder, the uterus or the rectum. This is your signal that you need to go pursue help. Seek your healthcare provider and your pelvic floor physical therapist.
There are things we can do. There are exercises. Kegels don’t fix everything, so we can work on relaxing the pelvic floor, contracting it, coordinating, tightening the pelvic floor before you cough, laugh, sneeze, lift, modifying some of the things that you’re doing. This might be causing pain or limitations with sex.
There are different positions and things to be more aware of and proactive.
The other thing is, if the prolapse has advanced, and it needs more support than just physical therapy and strengthening, there’s pessaries that you can insert vaginally, and it’s just a ring or blocks. It’s different shapes and it’s a soft material, and it can support and help everything kind of stay back in the correct position.
Also, there is surgery for prolapse repair. But, again you don’t want to jump to a pessary or a surgery without first doing pelvic floor physical therapy. If you don’t address the root problem, which is weakness of the pelvic floor, and you go and you work on either a pessary or surgery, the rate of failure is very high, because we haven’t worked on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, coordinating those muscles and modifying your daily activities. So again, I’ll reach out to your healthcare provider and then, also, to your pelvic floor physical therapist, so we can help you and give you strengthening exercises, coordination and modifying of your daily activities and help you achieve freedom and wholeness, so that you can get back to where you want to be.
::Source : from One Simple Step Today by Heather Mara a pelvic floor physical therapist.
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