Recovering from Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

Posted by Jackie Bautista @dominicana, Dec 28, 2018

I am 2 weeks post-op/recovering from pelvic organ prolapse/hysterectomy surgery. Having difficulty finding products for urine incontinence that's NOT disposable underwear as I've never worn panties prior to my surgery.

Can anyone recommend anything like an adhesive patch or liner that adheres to skin? NOTE – it's difficult cleaning wound/suture area using pads due to cotton sticking. So that's another reason I'm inquiring.

Wish manufacturers had more options for women like myself who don't wear underwear but seeking temp incontinence relief/support while recovering.

It's amazing there are so few answers to the issues around pelvic prolapse. Surely with all the advances in medicine this one needs better answers.

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I have incontinence issues so I use pads all the time and have a little experience looking for products. Before having incontinence, i too preferred to go without panties. Im sorry to tell you i haven't found any feminine products that can be used without panties other than disposable undergarments. I'll do another search online to see if anything new pops up but for now, I'm afraid the news is discouraging

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I just remembered! You can use a sanitary pad and belt. It's old fashioned but I checked and they are available online. I checked with a Google search.

I hope this helps!

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@dracena

It's amazing there are so few answers to the issues around pelvic prolapse. Surely with all the advances in medicine this one needs better answers.

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Yes I agree. I've been using my experience to educate all of my gym buddies and employees in the warehouse who constantly lift boxes. I've never heard of pelvic organ prolapse until it happened to me. I feel that the information should at least be svston the gynecologist office. Had I not seen my primary care doctor for bladder issues, it would've taken longer to get to the root of the problem.

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@konniehoover

I have incontinence issues so I use pads all the time and have a little experience looking for products. Before having incontinence, i too preferred to go without panties. Im sorry to tell you i haven't found any feminine products that can be used without panties other than disposable undergarments. I'll do another search online to see if anything new pops up but for now, I'm afraid the news is discouraging

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Thanks for replying. After countless hours of online searching, I FINALLY found something called a Fitness pad which covers the urethra. Here's the site – https://havefiness.com
I'm definitely going to try this out. (as soon as I'm fully released by my doc since I'm still pretty early post-op and still have discharge) sorry about the TMI

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