This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an operation for a prolapse of your pelvic floor (when the sling of muscles that supports your bladder, bowel and vagina has slipped or descended). You might also find it useful to share this information with your family and friends. This information gives general advice based on women’s experiences and expert opinion. Every woman has different needs and recovers in different ways. Your own recovery will depend upon:


  • How fit and well you are before your operation
  • the reason you are having a pelvic-floor repair operation
  • the exact type of repair that you have
  • how smoothly everything goes and whether there are any complications

Prolapse repairs are sometimes performed at the same time as a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).