Ask an expert

18 Jan 2004

weak pelvic floor
Im 51 + after 3 children find my pelvic floor is weak. Sometimes it feels as though my inside wants to drop out through my vagina. I DONT want an operation because my sister of 2 yrs older had it + it was a disaster. Are there any excercises? Ive heard of balls that a woman can use to draw up into her vagina to build those muscles up again. Are they any good? If so where can I get some?
Answer 335 views

01 Jan 0001

You could do pelvic floor exercises - knyp as though you are going to cut off a stream of urine. Do this 50 times a day. If the problem is severe, this is unlikely to help though.
The weighted cones are not freely available in SA. You could try a search on the internet.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.