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Does anyone know what the success rate is for TVT bladder repair?
I'm having a hysterectomy with one ovary removed. Surgery has been postponed due to tachycardia. Currently in the process of getting surgical approval.
I've had bladder problems for almost all of my life. Urgency for as long as I can remember, stress since I delivered my first son almost 19 years ago.
The bladder problems have been an annoyance and something I figured I'd take care of at the same time as the hyst. I'm just concerned however, since I see quite a few posts saying that some ladies have had more than one surgery and they are still having problems.
I'd like to have the problem fixed, but if it's not going to help, make the problem worse or put me at risk for subsequent surgeries, I might reconsider. I have an appointment with my uro on Friday, but I'd just like to get some input from ladies who've been through it! Thanks!
PS - I'm having a urodynamics test Friday and I'm freaking. The whole thing sounds real icky.
I am sorry to hear of your all the symptoms & problems you have been experiencing I do pray your upcoming surgery can provide you with some much needed resolve from them
I have no personal experience with the TVT but I did find a link in our Resources Directory that discusses the benefits & drawbacks of it...perhaps it can hold some additional insight into your concern/question:
there are other bladder/urethral sling procedures available other than the TVT, that have higher success rates and lower complication rates. you really need to discuss ALL of the options with your surgeon (preferrably either a urologist who specializes in womens issues or a urogyn).
as far as the urodynamics test goes, its not a big deal. a bit embarassing if youre at all modest but totally painless. just a quick pinch when the urinary catheter is being placed (unless your dr uses the lidocaine numbing gel).
stay well, get all your info, and dont fret.
As dg2901 mentioned, there are other alternatives. My personal situation with TVT sling wasn't that great. I didn't notice any real improvement, but I'm sure it's different for each individual. I ultimately had a sling procedure 12 months later with great success.
The urodynamics procedure really is a simple procedure. I've had it done three times and it's more awkward than anything, but not painful.
Best of luck to you! Please post and let me know of your progress.
Hi There! Iam post op 3 weeks from Tvt Operation! Seems to me it worked! Iam still crampy, but that is probably just me! you aren't suppose to bend for 6 weeks or do any heavy(light bag groceries, milk)lifting, my Dr. said would be too heavy! From what I've looked up and been told it's 85-95% effective! Good luck! I'll keep you in my thoughts!