Please, if anyone could help me I would be very greatful. I had my vaginal hysterectomy on monday and had to stay in the hospital for 3 nights. The doctor said she accidently tore my bladder and I will need to wear my cathater until tuesday of next week. I was released from the hospital yesterday and today is friday. Can anyone tell me how normal this is? I am so confused and I am worried to the extreme.
My dr. told me that it was a possibility of a bladder tear. That was part of the paper work that I signed when I had my surgery stating that complications could happen. It is something that they can't really control until they are in there. Sorry this happened.
I also came home with a cathedar. It is stinky!!! Thankfull I was able to have my dh take mine out quicker than orignally planned.
If there is scar tissue on your bladder/uterus it makes it higher chance of having bladder problems.
A nurse friend of mine (I'm a RN) had that happened and she is fine today. Hope that helps you feel better. Ask your DR if you should be seen by a urologist and try to see a female urologist, if you can.
It is a complication of surgery and suing will only be painful for you. DR's do not do it intentionally or are negligent. . .hopefully.
I also have a friend (another nurse) who had her bowel knicked and was soooo very sick and she, too, is fine today. Felt so bad for her. . . .
I'm sorry you are going through this. I had the same thing happen. It's something that is not all that uncommon and a possible complication of the surgery. I was sewn up by a uro in surgery, came home with a cath for 6 days. I healed just fine. I had a follow up with the uro and that was that. You may have some frequency issues, but they do go away. I also was told to make sure that I did not let my bladder get too full for about a month, just to make sure that the repair held.
I, too, had a nicked bladder and came home with a catheter. A few days after surgery, I needed a nother surgery to repair a ureter as well. So, I had a stent too. I kept my catheter for 4 weeks and the stent came out around 5-6 weeks. I think the nicked bladder is quite common during this surgery. I know that my doc told me this could happen. I healed up very well, and no problems with the bladder now. Good luck and take care of yourself.
Darcatia, I'm so sorry this has happened to you! I did ask my doc during pre-op about the frequency of injuries to the bladder. He was very upfront and said they do occur and suggested I continue with my due diligence to learn all I could (he knew about this helpful site!). Anyhow, yes, women do completely recover. It just takes patience, medical help, and more patience.
My doc did tell me that while I had no injuries to my bladder that adhesions from the uterus to the bladder (which are quite common in those of us going through hysterectomies) made it more likely that something would occur. My pictures of my uterus clearly show lots of areas where he had to cut it away from something. So I really do appreciate the skill our docs have to have!
I'm not up to sharing my pics yet. They are soooo gnarly!
I just had a TVH on the 8'th, had the same thing happen. Had my cath for a week, and here I am 3 weeks post op and feeling OK. I had some bladder spasms for the first week after it was removed, but I would be really hard pressed at the moment to say yes, I had a bladder tear. I felt the same way you do, was so mad, my doc admitted it was his finger that caused the hole! But it was recognized while I was still on the table, he repaired it ran the dye (did you have smurfy pee?) and had a urologist come down to double check everything. just look on the bright side, no middle of the night trips to pee, ever wonder what it's like to be able to pee standing up? Hope you feel better very soon and heal even quicker!
ohh i am so sorry, when i had my surgery he accidentally cut my bladder while trying to remove adhesions. I had to wear a catheter for 11 days. your bladder will heal it just takes time. things like this happen with surgery, just hang in there (((hugs)))