CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > In Sickness and In Health > Health and Medical Issues
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Health and Medical Issues For other than injuries

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
Blake Johnson
Member Blake Johnson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fergus Falls  MN
Posts: 2
CFing with a hysterectomy

I am working with a 52 year old highly motivated woman who will be having a hysterectomy in two weeks. She was told by her physician following the proceedure she will never be able to lift heavy things again because 'something could fall out'. Anyone with experience that can debunk or validate that opinion?

Blake- Fergus Falls, MN
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
Steven Low
Member Steven Low is offline
 
Steven Low's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: silver spring  maryland
Posts: 12,221
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

It's possible that you can get a prolapse..... heavy lifting elevates intra-abdominal pressure which if there is a lot of laxity down there can basically invert out of the vaginal cavity......

You can always have her get a second opinion, but from what I know that one is definitely probably valid. Although it maybe somewhat exaggerated.
__________________
Posts are NOT medical, training, nutrition info
Bodyweight Article, Overcoming Gravity Book
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2009, 06:23 AM   #3
Tirzah Harper
Member Tirzah Harper is offline
 
Tirzah Harper's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashland  Ohio
Posts: 974
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

If she doesn't want to accept that verdict, seeking a second/third/etc. opinion isn't unwarranted. I know I'd chase down doctors until I found someone who could do SOMETHING about it (hernia truss, anyone?).
__________________
food log: wfs http://www.thedailyplate.com/diary/who/tirzahrene
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 04:45 AM   #4
Robert Pierce
Member Robert Pierce is offline
 
Robert Pierce's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fulton  Missouri
Posts: 1,187
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

The uterus isn't a cork that holds everything in.

The condition is pelvic relaxation or genitial prolapse, and it is actually an indication for hysterectomy in many cases.

IMHO, the above advice is baloney. Once healed, say in 6-12 weeks, normal activities can be resumed. WFS: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/264231-treatment http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/267273-treatment
__________________
My medical posts are not intended to be medical advice or treatment. Consult your physician for that information.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 05:11 AM   #5
Elizabeth Hall
Member Elizabeth Hall is offline
 
Elizabeth Hall's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Whispering Pines  NC
Posts: 379
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

I am 34 yrs old. At 32, I had a total hysterectomy (cervix and uterus) and I had a rectocele repair (prolapse of my rectum into my vagina, sorry TMI). I was told I will get another rectocele in probably 10 yrs since I was so young to get one in the first place. I wasn't given any lifting restriction permantently, but it is common that there may be a lifting restriction to try and prevent a prolapse later down the road. I didn't have a prolapsed bladder at the time, but since my hysterectomy have started developing that (probably from carrying my 25lbs daughter around) The other day jumping rope, I really noticed that. The uterus isn't a cork that holds it all together, but without it you leave empty space for organs to shift. I think especially when the cervix is removed also.
This is just my opinion and my experience.
Although, I don't techincally have a lifting restriction, I tend to err on the side of caution.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 07:00 AM   #6
Blake Johnson
Member Blake Johnson is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fergus Falls  MN
Posts: 2
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

Thanks for the input everyone. Elizabeth was your rectocele repair a result of lifting and how soon following the hysterectomy did it occur?

Blake
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2009, 05:29 PM   #7
Elizabeth Hall
Member Elizabeth Hall is offline
 
Elizabeth Hall's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Whispering Pines  NC
Posts: 379
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

Blake~ I had the rectocele repaired the same time as I had my hysterectomy. I have 4 kids and had the rectocele before I had my 3rd and
4th kids. So I had it quite awhile, it just slowly got worse over time. I'm not sure how I got it in the first place. I'm just trying to prevent another one! LOL
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #8
John Velandra
Member John Velandra is offline
 
John Velandra's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fayetteville  NC
Posts: 710
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

Hi all!
I hope to revive this thread. I have an competitive athlete approximately 49yo who will be having an abd hyster in the next three months. We are aggressively working on nutrition and strength training (as well as metcon) for her surgery and post rehab. During this time, I want to work up a post-rehab protocol for her. Possibly looking at alternatives to conventional HRT, supplementation, etc.

Suggestions or places to look? I checked on the PM forum and found nothing so will be starting a thread over there soon.

Elizabeth, any input you can give would be greatly appreciated. Either as PM or on thread.

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #9
Karin Jonczak
Member Karin Jonczak is offline
 
Karin Jonczak's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Oakford  PA
Posts: 1,447
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

I think it would be appropriate to look at rehab from any type of invasive abdominal surgery...
__________________
The stopwatch is a useful tool, but it is also blind to the quality of the individual effort.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #10
John Velandra
Member John Velandra is offline
 
John Velandra's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fayetteville  NC
Posts: 710
Re: CFing with a hysterectomy

Of course it would... I'm not sure what you meant.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smoking While CFing ? Wendy Nelson Health and Medical Issues 20 05-04-2009 09:18 AM
CFing for 2 months Zachary Welsh Testimonials 2 03-31-2009 04:10 AM
Cfing with PT twice a week Michael Lynn Fitness 15 12-12-2006 12:13 PM
Hysterectomy and Hormones Jerimiah Childress Injuries 6 07-25-2006 03:01 PM
Hysterectomy Lisa Sanfilippo Community 3 06-06-2005 04:14 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.