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Is it safe to lift weights above your head or lateral raises if you have pelvic organ prolapse (while seated on an exercise ball)?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Valsalva pressure

Whenever one holds a breath and strains down to defecate, urinate or lift weights, the suspended pelvic organs tend to do a "deep dive" towards the floor of the pelvis, putting a gravitational strain on the same.
In other words,, the pelvic organs will tend to prolapse even further then they have if weights are continuously lifted.

In brief: Valsalva pressure

Whenever one holds a breath and strains down to defecate, urinate or lift weights, the suspended pelvic organs tend to do a "deep dive" towards the floor of the pelvis, putting a gravitational strain on the same.
In other words,, the pelvic organs will tend to prolapse even further then they have if weights are continuously lifted.
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