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Bladder fix- yes or no? Bladder fix- yes or no?

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Unread 10-18-2011, 09:11 PM
Bladder fix- yes or no?

I'm considering having my bladder issues fixed since the doctor will be in that area anyway when she does my hyster. Any thoughts or advice?
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Unread 10-18-2011, 09:25 PM
Re: Bladder fix- yes or no?

No answers because I'm in the same boat, but wanted to subscribe and let you know you're not alone.
Unread 10-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Re: Bladder fix- yes or no?

Thank u! I'm sick of having to cross my legs when I sneeze or cough and making sure I goto the bathroom before trying to run around with the family.
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Unread 10-18-2011, 09:50 PM
Re: Bladder fix- yes or no?

I guess it depends on why you are having the hysterectomy and what your issues are. I asked my doctor to fix my bladder while he was in there and he said that he wanted to wait to see how I was after the hysterectomy (Hyster was for very large fibroid). If he tacked the bladder up and it didn't need it, I could have issues urinating after the surgery. As it turns out, he was right. My leakage issues have been nonexistent since I have healed from the surgery.
You should definitely have the conversation with your doctor.
Unread 10-18-2011, 10:00 PM
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As of July there was nothing that they could see causing allmy issues. But did manage to for sure figure out it was my repro organs and.nothing else causing my problems. I tried all the other options now im left with suffer or hyster. Im doing hyster and cant wait.
Unread 10-18-2011, 10:36 PM
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I had the TVT Sling done 3 years ago and have been very happy with the results. No more leaking when I laugh, cough, sneeze and I resumed exercising where before I couldn't even make 1/2 mile on a treadmill without wetting myself a bit. Definitely talk to your doctor about your individual situation, but for me... it's been a godsend!
Unread 10-18-2011, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by fullof??? View Post
I'm considering having my bladder issues fixed since the doctor will be in that area anyway when she does my hyster. Any thoughts or advice?
On Sept 14 I had my abdominal hysterectomy (kept ovaries), removal of 9 uterine fibroids (of which one was nearly 12 cm) and also had a Solyx mid urethral bladder sling put in. I had some testing done ahead of time for urinary incontinence and although i don't have a severe case i was having issue whenever i coughed/sneezed or laughed too hard so i decided after a LOT of research that it made sense for me since i was already going through major surgery anyway. There are different types of slings...based on what they are made of your own skin, cadaver (sp) material or mesh. I read all of the warnings about mesh and found that for me i still wanted to have the mesh. From what i could tell the difference is how long the sling will last. i don't pretend to be an expert and i can't promise its the best choice for everyone else....but mine has been successful so far. The actual procedure tacked an additional 30-40 min of surgery time to my 2 hr hysterectomy and they went in vaginally to insert the sling. My urology surgeon completed his part after the hysterectomy was complete and i was closed back up. it was a single vaginal incision after i was already under general anyway. i was lucky i guess...with the TAH and having the catheter in until 2nd day anyway i never had any pain "down there" as a result...even the first time i had to urinate on my own in the hospital it didn't even burn. I was shocked! so far so good..but thats just my story and i did a lot of research up front and decided on what worked for me. So far i have no regrets. I had a co worker who had a sling put in yrs ago but hers was from human cadaver (sp?) material...she hasn't had any issues but hers was like 6-8 yrs ago. Thats all the info i can provide..hope it helps in your decision making process ....Good Luck!
Unread 10-21-2011, 01:41 AM
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Glad to finally find this I have my surgery on Halloween and going tohave the bladder done too. When I had my oldest (I have 3) almost 11 years ago, he tore part of my bladder...and no amount of keggels would have fixed it. It healed on its own, but I have had to wear a pad EVERY day since then..and it sucked! We talked about doing bladder surgery, but since I was only 20 I knew I wanted more kids (and they advise against getting pregnant if you have the surgery). Finally after a few years of fighting with my emotions, the dr and I agreed on a hyst. I asked if she could do both, and she said it was a great idea. We did a bladder stress test and confirmed I had an issue.

My biggest worry now, is how the recovery will be after having the divinci and bladder long I will be in...etc.
Unread 10-21-2011, 04:17 AM
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I went for pre-op yesterday and asked the same question,I do have the same issues, sneezing, coughing etc...
but my said if it aint broke dont fix it, now if he goes in and since I had 2 c-section's and there is scarring and it is adhered to something then he will have to do surgery but if it is in good shape ,it will stay as it is..
Unread 10-21-2011, 07:03 AM
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I had a vh and bladder sling five weeks ago, defo the best decision for me, good luck

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