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What will support the bladder after surgery? What will support the bladder after surgery?

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Unread 03-19-2002, 01:24 PM
What will support the bladder after surgery?

HI everyone!
My DH asked me this question and truthfully, I'd never thought about it nor have I read anything about it.

If you take out the uterus ( and whatever else), wouldn't the bladder need a support of some kind? I'm not too good at anatomy but it seems like it would fall? Can anyone help? KimAZ
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Unread 03-19-2002, 06:04 PM
What will support the bladder after surgery?

I'm not a doctor, but a healthy bladder is supported by its own ligaments. Only when the bladder is prolapsing and its ligaments are stretched or failing does it need support, (a burch or bladder sling)

Ask your doctor about your specific situation...everyone is different.

Hope this helps a little.

Unread 03-19-2002, 07:43 PM
Hi Kim

As Karen said the bladder does have support ligaments.
My doctor was able to examine my bladder during a pre-op visit to assure me that it was right where it should be. I wanted to make sure it did not need any extra support.
Please call and talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your bladder or any other aspects of your surgery.
Good luck.
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Unread 03-20-2002, 05:22 AM
What will support the bladder after surgery?

Hi Kim!

I asked my doc the same question! He told me that when they remove the uterus, they will strengthen the ligaments, if they needed it, by tacking them up higher.

When I was in recovery, they told me that the ligaments were fine.

I would think that during the course of my life, gravity would work against me. I wonder if I will have to go back in in 20-30 years?


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