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Unread 04-14-2004, 08:29 AM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

Hello... I had my hysterectomy 09/02 and got a horrible UTI about 6 weeks later.... with that UTI I had a horrible case of stress incontinence... that never "completely" went away. The urologist is now recommending TVT surgery for bladder support for a weakened pelvic floor and thus stress incontinence. Has anyone had this procedure ? What were your experiences with it ? Thanks, Jean
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Unread 04-14-2004, 12:15 PM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

Hi ((Jean)),
I'm sorry to hear your dealing with these ongoing issues I have no personal experience with the TVT but have read some into this procedure as I was dx'd with a Vaginal Vault Prolapse several months ago
From all I've read, it seems to hold some benefits exp with the less-invasiveness of it & faster recovery!!
You might try using the *search* feature above with the keyword *TVT. The asterick because the search doesnt take terms shorter than 3 words. There is some good info here along with others that have underwent this procedure. It might be of some help until some others can come along and share their own experiences & info...

Good Luck in finding some info & relief to your problems Pls keep us posted on how things are going........(((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))
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Unread 04-14-2004, 12:26 PM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

i just recently (3.5 weeks ago) had the Monarc Subfascial Hammock placed..this is supposedly the latest and greatest sling procedure for stress incontinence..its pretty much a pain free procedure done on an outpatient basis and the majority of patients show immediate results....you can do a search for it on the web..theres a website that explains the procedure.
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Unread 04-14-2004, 04:34 PM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

I had a tvt done along with tvh,and a & p repairs. So far everything with the tvt seems fine. I am still having difficulty sitting but think that must be from all the internal stitches for all the repairs that were done. I have read where if it's just a TVT,it can sometimes be done as an outpatient.
I have had a couple of UTI's and I have urethral spasms but as far as urination there aren't any problems. I don't have stress incontinence anymore.
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Unread 04-15-2004, 05:25 PM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

Hi Jean,

I had the TVT along with a uterine suspension, cystocele repair, paravaginal repair, and some other repairs i can't think of off the top of my head. If i had to do it over again, i would not have had my surgery. My TVT has caused me alot of restriction problems. I have trouble urinating when my bladder gets too full. I do not leak--a positive thing, but the other problems i have now do not warrant the surgery. I also experience pain with intercourse and i just feel my TVT is too tight. Good luck with your decision.

Sheila
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Unread 04-17-2004, 07:19 AM
TVT Recuperation

I had the TVT surgery performed 4 days ago. I am wondering if what I am experiencing is normal. I "bought" the story that recuperation time is 1-2 days, so I am a little confused because it's been more than that, and I'm not feeling "normal." I would like to hear from people that have had this surgery, to see if what I am experiencing is normal.

I have a pulling sensation in one side of my pubic area when I cough, get up suddenly, move in bed. Also, just general pain and soreness around the incisions in the pubic area. I'm peeing on my own, noticing that the flow is slower than normal, but otherwise no problems. I'm still taking acetaminophen for pain every 5 hours or so.

I've been searching the web and have been seeing recovery times from the aforemetioned 2 days, to 6 weeks. I'd rather hear from someone else who has had the experience!

Thanks to anyone who helps!
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Unread 04-17-2004, 08:51 AM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

Hi,MrsBenny,
nearly 5 weeks ago,I had a TVT as well as TVH and other major repair work done. Needless to say, I can't speak for just the TVT experience. My "poke holes" in the pubic area were sore for a couple of weeks and there is still some minor discomfort. My dr.told me that it takes a few months for the scar tissue around the TVT to heal plus did your dr.advise you to sit straight up and relax to urinate? Leaning over to pee will cause the taping to tighten. It's controlled by our own muscle action and the scar tissue.
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Unread 04-17-2004, 01:15 PM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

per my dr---the initial recovery is a week...the total recovery period is 3 months, for all of the scar tissue/fascia to heal properly....i had nearly zero pain with the sling procedure i had done.
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Unread 04-18-2004, 08:24 PM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

Hi,
I had my TVT operation 6 weeks ago and my Dr. found mesh exposed at the checkup. Dh and I resumed intercourse at 6 weeks as Dr said, (the night before my appt.), and DH got scratched by something and it was very uncomfortable for me. The DR found a stitch still in there and several mesh fibers poking thru. He removed the ones he could reach and now I'm using estrogen cream 3 times a week and go back in 4 weeks to see if its healed. If not, its back to surgery to get the exposed part removed and re-stitched. I was doing fine till this, no leaking with coughing or sneezing anymore. I read where it says that vaginal erosion of the sling happens only 1% of the time. I think thats not true now, too many women have had it. I also would recommend that if you want to get a TVT, have a urologist do it, one that has done several of them. My gyn did mine, he has not done many, and had no patients with erosion like me. Good Luck with whatever you decide. Oh, and I was told the recovery time is: at 2 weeks can go back to work, no lifting for 4 weeks, and nothing in the vagina for 6 weeks.
P.S. I slept with a small pillow under tummy for a few weeks, I felt a pulling sensation when I moved. I also had bladder spasms when I coughed or sneezed! It felt like something shaking in there! Those were gone by 3 weeks though. I could pass urine right after the operation, they made me go home with a cath and leg bag overnight and then went to the Dr's office the next morning and they said if I could go without leaving more than 100cc residual in my bladder I wouldn't have to keep the catheter in any longer......thank goodness I passed with a 67cc's!
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Unread 04-20-2004, 08:11 AM
TVT Surgery Experiences ?

Thanks for all of the information.... certainly something I should think about. My dr. stated that it was 2 weeks to initially heal and no lifting or heavy exercise for 8 weeks. So I think the healing is over a longer period. I have an appt. on May 7th to discuss further.

I'm curious about the Monarc Subfascial Hammock procedure. This looks newer and the advantage as I see it is that it places the sling in a more natural position.... so that the possibility for not being able to urinate is lessened.

That interested me... but to be honest... it doesn't appear many people do this procedure yet. How do I find out who does this procedure ?
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