Living with a Prolapse

  1. Your Sex Life After a Prolapse

    A pelvic organ prolapse can really knock your self-esteem and leave you feeling uncomfortable in your body. If you’re in a romantic relationship, you may have some specific concerns about whether you can continue to have a sex life that is satisfying for both you and your partner. It might feel difficult, but rest assured – there is life after prolapse or prolapse surgery.

    As specialists in pelvic health, we at Kegel8 understand what you’re going through and are here to help you feel like yourself again.

    This guide will answer your questions and give you some tips on how to regain your confidence in the bedroom.

    Could Having Sex Make My Prolapse Worse?

    Definitely not! As you know, having a prolapse means that your vaginal walls or cervix have bulged or dropped downwards. Intercourse involves something being pushed into the vagina – the opposite of a prolapse. There is no risk of your prolapse being...

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  2. Prolapse Diet Tips

    Medically reviewed by Amanda Savage 20/07/2023

    How Diet Affects Your Prolapse

    We should always aim to eat a healthy diet and stay well hydrated, and this is especially important when it comes to living with a pelvic organ prolapse. Fuelling your body with the right energy will help you deal with your symptoms and aid your recovery.

    By following the advice below you can learn more about how prolapses can be specifically helped by improving your diet. The advice is also relevant if you suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or a chronic inflammatory bowel condition such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

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  3. Exercising with a Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Can you Exercise with a Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

    We need to regularly exercise in order to help maintain a healthy weight and to stay fit and strong. It is one of the most important ways to help prevent a pelvic organ prolapse. Being overweight or obese puts extra strain on the pelvic floor, weakening it, increasing the severity of existing prolapses and the opportunity for additional prolapses to occur.

    If you already have a pelvic organ prolapse, or you are at an increased risk of developing a pelvic organ prolapse, then you may not be clear on which exercises you can undertake. This guide gives advice to help keep...

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  4. Living with a Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Pelvic organ prolapses are not life threatening. While it's true that pelvic organ prolapses can become serious if left to progress, this isn't to say that with the correct treatment and some simple lifestyle changes, you can't get back to feeling yourself again.

    Performing regular pelvic floor / Kegel exercises and watching what you eat can make a world of difference to those dealing with prolapse.

    The most important this to remember is that you're not alone, many women (not forgetting men) can experience some form of pelvic organ prolapse during their lifetime. For first-hand accounts of dealing with these issues take a look at our Success Stories where people have been brave enough to share their experience to help you understand the steps to recovery.

    Tips to Make Life with a Prolapse Easier

    There are numerous steps you can take to make life easier if you're suffering from a pelvic organ...

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