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Unread 01-15-2004, 05:20 PM

PT is physical therapy. There are physical therapist that specialize in pelvic floor prolapse. Some insurances cover it and others don't. My gyn referred me to the head of her practice and when he couldn't fiqure out why sex was still painful he wrote out a referral for PT. I go to a large teaching hospital for the therapy. I've talked to my physical therapist about how much I have learned from her and she feels very strongly that a routine PT evaluation should be standard practice for after repair surgery. I think some drs either don't think about it, or think that they and surgery should be able to fix everything. Some don't want to think that another health care professional can help their patient more than they can. I really think that if I had gone to a PT after the birth of my first child for the little pelvic pain I was having then I would still have my uterus now.

Good luck,
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Unread 01-16-2004, 12:39 PM

i am not sure if anyone is lying to you but in my case i have no sex life whatso ever... we are ok when we get going but it's the getting going that <admin snipped> so what now......i am only 38 should have a great sex life or so i am told but i have nothing.. boo-hoo..
Unread 01-16-2004, 01:02 PM


Thanks so much for the info!! I'm going to talk to my uro about this on the 23rd when I go for my tests to see if this bladder thingy is healed.

I read on emedicine that after fistula repair surgery, some dr's suggest 3 mos of 'pelvic floor rest'. I don't want to wreck anything they've fixed down there, but I'm going to ask about PT for down the road!!

Thanks again!

beckie..we've all been through so much, though, I wonder if it doesn't take a fair bit of time for us to 'forget' & get back into the 'swing' of things? Or maybe it could be hormonal? I'd suggest you talk to your gyno about it as you DESERVE a sex life!!!

You're in my prayers, beckie!
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Unread 01-17-2004, 08:17 PM

I am a physical therapist who had hyster 4/03. I had endo, adeno, adhesions, prolapse and had extensive A/P repair work!!!

I live in a rural area and I personally know of two PTs who specialize in women's health and pelvic floor exercises. I have done these exercises myself with some success. I think hormones play a huge role. I have my ovaries but who knows if they are really doing their job! It seems hard to have an orgasm sometimes. But I don't really want to get into replacement hormomes much as don't want the other effects/risks.

My husband has been awesome and we really do have a good time together . At nine months P/O I still have some discomfort during sex in the post wall. Hoping that will ease.

PT could definitely help a bit. But the other things people mentioned will probably play a role too. To see a PT you just ask your MD for a referral. PTs who specialize in this usually advertise as such.

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