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Does leaking bladder ALWAYS = surgery repair for relief? Does leaking bladder ALWAYS = surgery repair for relief?

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Unread 01-27-2009, 01:14 PM
Question - Does leaking bladder ALWAYS = surgery repair for relief? Does leaking bladder ALWAYS = surgery repair for relief?

I am have read through some very alarming(and maddening!) threads here.

Some questions...

I had a complete hysterectomy w/BSO via laparoscopic surgery. I have had a leaky bladder for sometime,and a new NP I have consulted with, said it could be fixed with the proper hormone replacement, and if that didn't fix it, then they could do a simple surgical outpatient procedure that would involve placing a little "device" that would hold up my bladder.
Hmm. This isn't really making sense to me, and since it wasn't and still isn't my main problem, I was unprepared to ask specific questions. Does this sound right to you more informed gals?

Also....does a pelvic prolapse usually occur more often with a vaginal hysterectomy?

And..are my chances of prolapsing, increased, since I no longer have any female organs?

Thanks, for any and all help!

ETA....my Endo history involved two surgeries to release my totally encased bladder. Also two rectal endo removals, and a colon dissection.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Does leaking bladder ALWAYS = surgery repair for relief?

Hi,

Not a doctor here - but have done a bit of research. From what I understand.. Vaginal prolapse repair after hysterectomy is an infrequent event and is due to preexisting weakness of pelvic tissues. Did your doctor tell you that you have a cystocele (prolapsed bladder) ? If so, from what I understand - one prolapse is uncommon.. meaning that the structure of your pelvic floor is damaged and others will eventually come.

In any event - it's all a bit scary and confusing - since we all have different pain levels and such - no 2 people seem to be the same. I have lived with a prolapse bladder, uterus and rectum for 20 years! I am not in any pain on day to day (but do have a bit of heaviness and such pre-menstrual). If I knew that things would not progress more - I'd probably do nothing and live with things, but - things have progressed downward more and once I reach menopause... it will progress more.

My mother has also had fallen bladder, rectocele and such. She had it fixed once while in her 20's and went on to have a few more children. In her early 50's she had a hysterectomy and her bladder tacked agin and a small rectocele repair. It's been almost 20 years and she is 100% fine. No issues, no leaking - nothing!
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Unread 01-28-2009, 10:49 PM
Does leaking bladder ALWAYS = surgery repair for relief?

Thanks, Princess.

No, my hyster was with one of the top Endo specialists-and there ws no mention of any problem of that sort. Also, this last pelvic exam with a NP revealed my vagina to be severely atrophied, but the rest of the pelvic area,including bladder,was good.

My mom met with an UroGyneacologist(sp?) today, as she has pretty bad bladder prolapse. I am trying to help do research for her also.

I stopped a radical BHRT protocol about six weeks ago, so currently have no hormones worth mentioning.

My bladder is sooo leaky today!! Ooy! :-(

Anyway,thanks!
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