I had a bladder sling put in with my VAH. My advice
call the dr.
best to you
My Dr. gave me meds for overactive bladder. I took them for a week but stopped. Dry mouth and a terrible taste. He suggested a patch. I'm going to give it a little more time. Wanted to know if anyone else had this problem. Thanks.
i had this problem immediately after they removed the cath from my surgery. I've never had bladder issues in the past. I was diagnosed with a vasciovaginal fistula. For me this will require another surgery to repair the hole in the bladder. Check in with your Dr.!
Hi Suzy - Thanks for your reply and sorry to hear of your problem with the fistula. I have spoken to my Dr. about my leaking and he mentioned using a patch since I could not tolerate the pills he prescribed for overactive bladder - I had a terrible taste and a very dry mouth. However, since posting, I am doing better. I did have a bladder lift back in 1999 and had a leaking problem for a while. But that cleared up and had no problems until after my hysterectomy. Just wanted to let you know that after my bladder lift I had a catheter in my bladder for about a week after I came home (which I was not told about before the operation and was honkerblonked at not being told), but when it was removed he said the bladder will heal itself. Ask your Dr. about this. Good luck.
I did not have (or think I had) bladder problems before my tah, but had cystocele repair (I think, anyways) done at the time of surg. Now, while i don't feel like I have leakage, it smells like I do. But I'm also not sure if it's vaginal discharge with a funky smell.
Gotta love this part of it all, huh?
anyone with similar? I heard that with the healing insides, there is a vag odor. It's not an infected odor, just kinda skunky. (sorry, gross & embarassed)
I take Enablex for my overactive bladder. You might want to try that. I don't have a dry mouth or a bad taste with it but even if I did it is a small price to pay. I also have been diagnosed with IC, urgency and possibly urge incontinence and even though the tests don't show it I have some stress incontinence all at the age of 46. My doctor recenly put me on Premarin cream in hopes of avoiding surgery and said my bladder hasn't really dropped and is being supported just fine. He said the cream should help plump up the muscles in that area and prevent any leakage and it seems to be helping some.
I have other health problems than the ones I have mentioned and some days it seems like I am older. LOL.
I certainly don't want to lose function of my bladder but at the same time I want to avoid surgery right now if at all possible.