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Questions about pelvic muscles??? Questions about pelvic muscles???

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Unread 05-17-2004, 12:28 PM
Questions about pelvic muscles???

I'm not sure if this is the place to post this, but I do feel it is hyst related and one of the reasons that I am on The Road, so I'm going to throw it out there.....

I feel like I have absolutely NO TONE in my pelvic muscles. I'm talking in the area of both hips (front side and back) and downward. Sort of forming a sling with my crotch being the seat. (Sorry to be graphic.) When I do anything that involves these muscles (like mowing, vaccuming, sex, etc.) I am in pain and feel like I am just so weak in that area. It has got to the point where when I cough it feels like everything is going to fall out of my crotch.

Anyone else experienced this? Is it something exercises could strengthen? If so, what exercises? For the record, my hyst was 10/02 and they did it through an abdominal incision.

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Unread 05-17-2004, 01:34 PM
Questions about pelvic muscles???

Hi Bills...

I have not had that trouble from my hyst but did have trouble with all of those muscles after my first child was born.... she was big (8lb 9oz) and I am rather tiny. Like you mentioned, anytime I would cough or sneeze it would just feel like my insides were going to fall out. It took me a year before I felt almost normal but things have never been the same. For the first few months after she was born I couldn't stand up for any length of time without crossing my legs because the downward pressure would become so unbearable.

I did alot of Kegels trying to overcome this discomfort. Had I known then what I know now I would have requested that the doctor send me to a PT who specialized in women's health issues... perhaps I would have recovered more quickly. (I'm not sure they existed 11 years ago though ... I think it is a relatively new field of PT).

I would suggest mentioning it to your doctor. Perhaps they can send you to a women's health PT for an evaluation to see what is going on with your pelvic floor muscles.

I hope you find some relief.


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