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Nicked bladder ~ anyone else? Nicked bladder ~ anyone else?

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Unread 01-03-2008, 06:25 PM
Nicked bladder ~ anyone else?

I had a total hysterectomy on 12/31. It began as a LAVH but after my MD finished the LAVH where he found unbelievable adhesions, he scoped my bladder as he suspected that I have interstitial cystitis. Well when he got into my bladder he realized he had "nicked" it. While dissecting my uterus off of my bladder and abdominal wall a hole the size of a pencil eraser was placed in the back wall of my bladder. A urologist was called in to repair the bladder and I now have to wear a urinary catheter for next week. So I had to opened up abdominally inaddition to the Lap openings. I feel ok. I went to the doctor this am to have some of the staples removed and will have to return on Monday for more staples to be removed and then on Wednesday for the catheter to be removed. Talk about overwhelming! I feel ok, and have a nice support system but I never expected THIS to happen. I thought I would be in and out, back to work in a few weeks and feeling great with no more problems. I am working hard on staying positive and taking one day at a time. Has anyone else out there experienced the "nicked" bladder?
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Unread 01-05-2008, 11:07 AM
Nicked bladder ~ anyone else?


I'm so sorry you've experienced these complications, which must be so frustrating for you.

I didn't experience a nicked bladder myself, but I know there are ladies here who have, and I hope someone will be along soon to share. In the meantime, if you'd like to try a "search" (click third from the right, on the purple bar towards the top of this page) you'll find many posts to read through. Here's a link to one thread to start you off:

Wishing you all the very best and I hope you'll be feeling alot better, very soon.

Unread 01-05-2008, 01:07 PM
Nicked bladder ~ anyone else?

I'm pretty sure that I've experienced the nick bladder. My doctor hasn't come right out and said this is it, but it completely makes sense. I had a partial vaginal hyst 8 weeks ago. 3 weeks later, I had to have a second surgery to remove a large hematoma from my abdomen. After the second surgery, I started having fluid accumulation in my abdomen. Initially, we thought it was another hematoma, however, after the doctor went to drain it, it was fluid not blood. I have been back twice to have it drained and just yesterday, he put in a catheter. My doctor is hoping that if the bladder was nicked, it will repair itself while the catheter is doing all the work. However, if this doesn't work, he'll refer me to another surgeon to repair it.

How are you getting along with your catheter? Mine was put in yesterday, and I was up all night vomitting. I called my doc, and he doesn't think it is related at all, that I must have caught some sort of bug.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 08:06 PM
Nicked bladder ~ anyone else?

I am so sorry to hear about your complications. I seem to be doing ok with the catheter. My MD wants me in the bathtub twice a day for one hour at a time to reduce the spasms my bladder is having. The catheter is becoming more comfortable everyday. I was scared to death initially of it. Now I know I can pull it and move around without harming it. I hope to get it removed on Wednesday. I hope yours works out. Take care and get some rest.

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