Ask the Nurse

Eight years ago, I had a prolapsed uterus, and the OB/GYN performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy and added a bladder sling. I am now experiencing stress incontinence. Will the APEX provide any improvement to my condition under these circumstances?

The Automatic Pelvic Exercise device (APEX) is now available over-the-counter. APEX strengthens the pelvic muscles and is a treatment for female stress incontinence.

I think this would be a good option to pursue, assuming you don’t have any prolapse, that you have a normal vagina that can accommodate the 4.5 inches of the device and you are willing to commit 5-10 minutes per day for 6 days a week for up to 3 months and then weekly thereafter.

All my best,
Speaking of Women’s Health nurse

December 21, 2016 at 9:49am