Exercise after a hysterectomy - advice please

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by Guest Posts on Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:01 pm

Exercise after a hysterectomy - advice please

I had a vaginal hysterectomy a couple of years ago and would like to know if using a cross trainer would be suitable exercise. Normally I do daily walking, & some hula hooping, but do not want to do anything unsuitable that could cause other organs to prolapse so would appreciate advise. Thank you, Jo.
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by Mr. Hugh Byrne, MRCOG on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:55 pm

Re: Exercise after a hysterectomy - advice please

Cross training would be suitable. It is difficult to cause a prolapse through exercise, a few other factors are involved, and the surgeon may have tightened up the supporting ligaments during your op. You could of course continue to do pelvic floor exercises as well.
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St Georges Hospital

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