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HELP! 11 mths post-op & having problems... HELP! 11 mths post-op & having problems...

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Unread 09-26-2001, 07:40 AM
HELP! 11 mths post-op & having problems...

Hi! I haven't been here in awhile...just wanted to start off by saying that my heart is with all affected by the terrible tragedy on September 11th...my prayers are with you all.

I'm 11 months post-op from partial hysterectomy(removed uterus and cervix..kept ovaries and tubes) along with a & p repair due to prolapse of bladder/bowel.

I had quite a few complications during surgery and the first 2 months post-op due to the bowel repair, but that has cleared up quite well. My problem now is that I am once again having to empty my bladder every 5 minutes My family doc thinks that my bladder has prolapsed again, and I am to see a urologist in October.

Does anyone have experience with re-prolapse of bladder?
What should I expect if that is the case? I'm just wondering if further surgery is the only way to repair the damage, or if there is some other non-surgical ways of fixing this. (let's face it...one surgery is enough for all of us...I ended up in surgery again a 1/2 hour after the first due to the bowel complications..enough is enough!)

If anyone has any answers, help or encouragement, I'd greatly appreciate it....thanks so much.

Vicki
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Unread 09-26-2001, 02:16 PM
HELP! 11 mths post-op & having problems...

Dear Vicki,

There have been a few threads here recently discussing post-hyst prolapse. Click here:

https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sea...der=descending

I hope you find the right answers & are feeling better soon. Sending cyberhugs
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Unread 09-26-2001, 02:21 PM
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Hi, I am so sorry you are experiencing this. I had total lap hyst and bladder repair Nov. 3, 2000. Four months later I was having problems and was diagnosed with a rectocele and adhesions. I had posterior repair and a lap for the adhesions Aug. 13. Fortunately my bladder has been ok since the first surgery, but I can understand how frustrated you may feel. Was a bladder infection ruled out? I agree, the posterior repair was really hard to deal with. I am finally feeling a little better from it at 6 weeks post-op. I don't know if docs recommend another bladder surgery at this point or not. My bladder surgery was done as a laprascopic Burch procedure - the lift was done through a tiny lap incision, not vaginally or during a TAH. From what I have read this is less invasive. I did recover fairly well, especially since so many here have awful bladder troubles. The rectocele happening after the hyst was the worst. I know some other ladies here have had prolapse problems, osme of them repeats, so I hope they can offer some advice. I know about one sister here, su, has dealt with this and is using a pessary to help lift up the prolapse until she is able to have another surgery. Keep us posted on what you find out. I will keep you in my prayers.
Love, Light, Blessings
Druid
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Unread 09-26-2001, 04:18 PM
HELP! 11 mths post-op & having problems...

Dear Vicki , Hi there...Im 4months post op from a abdominal hyst and Burch Procdure for a prolapse of both uterus and baldderneck, my main pre op symptom was urine frequency....and now my symptom of having to go to the toilet every 5 mins (like you) has returned post op.I have just started vagifem (estrogen tablets inserted in the vag) and within hours my bladder pressure symptoms have gone . So to cut a long story short ,maybe you havent re-prolapse if urine frequency is your main symptom, may be your vagina is lacking estrogen which is also good for thining vagina wall which cause prolapse in the first place!!! Talk to your Dr about it. I know what the feeling like when you have to empty your bladder every 5 mins ,goodluck to you and takecare,debbiep
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