I have Stage One uterine prolapse. Still haven't decided on hysterectomy. Was just wondering if this early stage of prolapse can cause pressure on the bladder? I feel like I have to "pee" quite often. Also, will my uterus definitely keep dropping, or stay where it is for a while?
Thanks for your help!
Uterine prolapse can cause pressure on the bladder. I think bladder prolapse is pretty common along with uterine prolapse, too.
My doc told me when I was diagnosed with prolapse that the ligaments holding everything in place had lost their elasticity and could give out at any minute. I don't know if this is true of everyone with prolapse.
If you'll search "prolapse" using the link at the top of the page you'll find lots of helpful information.
Sandy, definately they can affect each other. I'm having a TAH/BSO with a birch bladder repair on the 20th. Both are prolapsed quite a bit, so I'm having the same incontinence problems as you.
Have you talked to your Dr. about the problem? As soon as I mentioned the leakage problem he referred me to a Urologist, who ran me through a series of tests and decided to correct the bladder problem when I have the hysterectomy. So, both Drs. will be there for surgery.
I strongly suggest that you mention your problems with your Dr. From what I was told, the bladder problems will not necessary correct itself once the uterus is removed.
Good luck with this very irritating problem.