Ask The Nurse

To personally discuss a medical issue or to make an appointment, call 216-444-4HER (216-444-4437). You can also make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic. For your security, please do not use this form to email personal, confidential health information. We cannot diagnose or treat by email. Our email policies are explained further in this disclaimer. You may also wish to review our privacy statement. Disclaimer | Privacy

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

Share this article

 

Go back to the question archive