HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Special Needs > Pelvic Floor and Bladder Issues

HysterSisters answers for your Hysterectomy Questions With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get free booklets, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more. You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!

Reply

Prolapse after Hysterectomy Prolapse after Hysterectomy

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 01-28-2010, 10:48 PM
Red face - Prolapse after Hysterectomy Prolapse after Hysterectomy

I had a hysterectomy about 9 years ago, at that time I also had bladder and bowel prolapse repair, I have now been told by my GP that I have multiple prolapses again. I feel like I am carrying around a brick and I am constipated. I have heard a pessary may help, will this fix my problems or is surgery a better option.
  #2  
Unread 01-29-2010, 06:09 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

maurz--

It's hard to tell whether a pessary will help you or not until you've actually tried one. Some people are really helped by one and others not.

If it were me and my doctor had recommended it, I would try it before surgery for sure. There are several different types so be sure you know that so you don't give up if you really want to try this method.

Hope all goes well for you.......
  #3  
Unread 01-29-2010, 08:34 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

Wondering what your estrogen level is like. I have been told by my dr (now am facing my 2nd prolapse surgery after 11 years) that if your estrogen gets low, you are much more likely to have pelvic floor collapse. Also after the surgery, you have to maintain a certain level of vaginal estrogen for things to last.

My estrogen ran very low (undetected) for years after my hyst/bladder repair/enterocele repair (as my ovaries shut down prematurely) and that combined with lifting too heavy items probably caused my bladder repair to fail, and rectocele to worsen.
  #4  
Unread 01-30-2010, 09:51 AM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

Hi Maurz,

I had the same problem. Hysterectomy 16 years ago. Cystocele and rectocele problems again. Primary causes for me were: one vaginal childbirth, heredity, hysterectomy, menopause, lifting, weight gain. I am not a candidate for hormone therapy due to blood clotting disorder. I could have put up with the urinary incontinence, but when I started with the rectocele problems again, worse than before, that was the last straw.

Just had surgery on Thursday, 1/28/10, and doing very well. Dr. Timothy McKinney put in a new bladder sling, and repaired the cystocele and rectocele. He was able to repair everything without laparoscopy. All stitches are internal, through vagina. Not in a lot of pain, and no gas from abdominal surgery! I will be much more careful about lifting this time, and will take plenty of time off work to make sure my insides are completely healed.

Good luck. It took me lots of tests and frustration to get to this point, but I think it will be worth it.

Mary Ellen
  #5  
Unread 01-31-2010, 03:17 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

will the pessary fix my problem
  #6  
Unread 01-31-2010, 03:21 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Calypso View Post
Wondering what your estrogen level is like. I have been told by my dr (now am facing my 2nd prolapse surgery after 11 years) that if your estrogen gets low, you are much more likely to have pelvic floor collapse. Also after the surgery, you have to maintain a certain level of vaginal estrogen for things to last.

My estrogen ran very low (undetected) for years after my hyst/bladder repair/enterocele repair (as my ovaries shut down prematurely) and that combined with lifting too heavy items probably caused my bladder repair to fail, and rectocele to worsen.
I have no idea as to my estrogen levels to be honest. I just want the problem to be fixed asap.
  #7  
Unread 01-31-2010, 03:29 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

How long did it take for testing, what kind of testing did you have done. did you have a long hospital stay, and how long did it take you to get back to work. So many questions. I see the specialist on 23rd Feb, I would just like this problem fixed, I really am over it all. Thanks for your information, it is very helpfull
  #8  
Unread 01-31-2010, 03:56 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

You can get blood drawn to test your hormone levels. Estrogen levels usually take a day to get results (locally), testosterone might take longer, progesterone is fast too I think.
  #9  
Unread 01-31-2010, 04:00 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

Thank you for all the information, it is very much appreciated. I will let you know how I goat the specialist, my appointment is 23rd Feb, it has taken me over 2 months to get in to see this specialist, I hope he is good.
  #10  
Unread 03-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Re: Prolapse after Hysterectomy

Seen Uro, have to have bladder tests on Tuesday, see the Uro straight after, he told me that more than likely I will be having surgery, I will know definatly Tuesday afternoon. Also having Cystoscopy at the same time. Any one know as to how long the hospital stay would be, if I have surgery.
Reply

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with 50 pages of information, helpful tips and hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy through an organized timeline.




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
3 Replies, Last Reply 01-20-2011, Started By rolo-polo1965
9 Replies, Last Reply 02-07-2010, Started By pblonde
4 Replies, Last Reply 12-22-2009, Started By bklyn260
30 Replies, Last Reply 07-26-2009, Started By juliek75
1 Reply, Last Reply 07-13-2009, Started By patches1951
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-12-2009, Started By patches1951
5 Replies, Last Reply 04-22-2009, Started By suzq54
1 Reply, Last Reply 04-11-2009, Started By Fiveplus
2 Replies, Last Reply 11-01-2008, Started By EPL
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-16-2007, Started By stargazerlily70
1 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
4 Replies, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
3 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
72 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
17 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
6 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives


Hysterectomy News

December 21,2014

CURRENT NEWS

Anxiety And Stress - Kiss The Season To Be Jolly
Hystersisters Checking-in Newsletter has been published for December relating anxiety and stress to menopausal symptoms ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pre-Op Chat 9 pm eastern Dec.29

I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


Advertisement


Featured Videos

Dr. Devin Garza answers questions about how incontinenc...

Dr. Devin Garza answers questions about the causes of i...

Dr. Devin Garza answers questions from HysterSisters ab...

Dr Devin Garza answers questions about stress abd urge ...

HysterSisters App Store Android app on Google Play


Advertisement