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Bladder infection ~ is this normal? Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

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Unread 04-17-2008, 03:38 PM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

I had my TVH and ToT bladder suspension done on March 20th.I am 4 weeks post op today. I am doing ok with my hysterectomy but when I went to the doctor today I had a bladder infection. Is this normal? Could it be caused from my surgery or from my bladder not emptying all the way? I feel like I am emptying most of the time. if anyone else has had this problem please let me know. I don't want to worry everyday that I am not emptying my bladder completely. That would be to stressful.
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Unread 04-17-2008, 04:05 PM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

I also had a bladder infection along with a vagianl cuff infection. I also felt like I was emptying. I had a different hyster and no bladder suspension. I'm not sure how I got them. I took my scrip and I feel alot better! Hope you feel better soon.
Unread 04-17-2008, 10:35 PM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

i had a bad one at 2 weeks out, i was cathed a bunch in the hospital cause my bladder didnt work properly for the first 3 days, & when i went in the Nurse said she was not surprised atall that i had an infection, cause of the caths. so maybe thats whats goin on with you too. also all that mooving the bladder around sometimes causes it.
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Unread 04-18-2008, 04:35 AM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?


I'm sorry you're experiencing this but urinary tract infections can be quite common following hysterectomy surgery, unfortunately.

Have you found our <link> Post-Op Page yet? If not, you'll find it absolutely packed with information, including many dozens of articles ~ with one on this subject, too.

Please don't hesitate to contact your doctor again if you're at all concerned or feel things aren't improving. Take care!

Unread 04-18-2008, 06:47 AM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

Thank you all. I am glad i am not the only one and I haven't done something wrong. its so scary when your doctor doesn't tell you everything that could happen and then when it does you freak out. I love this site it has helped alot.
Unread 04-18-2008, 06:59 AM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?


I had a complete hyst and bladder repair on 4-4-08. I have yet to return for my post op visit, although I plan to go in early next week. I was very disappointed when I discovered after surgery that the doc had removed my ovaries, which was not part of my plan. He assurred me that he would only take them if they appeared "diseased." I have had minimal discomfort from the actual hyst, but if I had it to do over again, knowing what I know now, I probably would have chosen to honkerblonk all over myself rather than have that bladder repair. I have been miserable since the surgery because of the intense difficulty with urination. I do not believe I have a bladder infection, but I have had severe urinary frequency followed by the feeling of being unable to completely empty my bladder. I am happy to say that I it is finally getting easier to void, although I am not back to my old self yet. I, personally, would describe last week as psychological torture, in as much as I constantly felt the strong urge to urinate, but could only go a little bit at a time. It may not have been so bad, had I had any idea what to expect. To reiterate, I feel sure I am finally on the road to recovery. I don't mean to sound negative, but maybe my input will encourage others to ask more questions about the bladder repair prior to undergoing the procedure. I hope this helps. RubySlippers521
Unread 04-18-2008, 07:45 PM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

I had lavh/bso/ap repairs. I also had a couple of uti's, the first being right after I got my take-home catheter out. My dr said they were very common. The more I read about them on here and how common they really are, the more I thought it would be appropriate if dr's handed out a script for an antibiotic "just in case" or even put us on a round of them post-op. It would have saved my dr an early Sunday morning phone call!
Unread 04-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Bladder infection ~ is this normal?

It was suggested before my hysterectomy that i needed a TVT sling procedure too. After much research on the procedure I chose not to have it. My bladder leakage issues seem better now since my surgery and my Dr said sometimes that is the case after a hysterectomy. I do feel that if I had of had the TVT sling procedure that I would have been one of those to have problems. Just having something like a catheter in my bladder gave me an infection that I had trouble healing from. I can imagine having the sling procedure I would probably still be having problems. I am glad that I listened to my inner self this time.

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