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A year and a half later and falling apart AGAIN. Please help.... A year and a half later and falling apart AGAIN. Please help....

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Unread 02-09-2003, 10:12 PM
A year and a half later and falling apart AGAIN. Please help....

I had a TVH/BSO a little over a year and a half ago and now I have so many other problems I dont know where else to turn. So I am posting to the EXPERTS here. I have been having some bladder, bowel and back problems for about 5 to 6 months now and finally had a series of tests dome. Of course they ALL came back bad news.. Hypothroidism (waiting on ultrasound results for goiters or cancer) MRI- slipped discs with tears and pushing on my sciatic nerve, also arthritic spine ( all very painful) Bladder stress incontinence (had urodynamic testing done and waiting to see my Urologist for a follow up) saw my GYN and was told I need Bladder sling surgery.
My questions are,

1. Has anyone had stress incotinence surgery and what is it like and is it inpatient or out patient surgery?

2. Has anyone experienced Enuresis(bed wetting) and what is done to correct it and is it related to the stress incontinence?

3. Has anyone had loss of bowel control, and was it related to back or other problems and how is that corrected?

I also have to lean forward to urinate and have to strain like I am having a bowel movement and have to lean back and find the right position to have a bowel movement. This in turn led to horrible hemerroids.

I feel like all of this is NEVER going to go away and just when I think I am doing great I am HIT with something else, well more like ALOT at one time.

I really need some advise here and appreciate any information or personal experiences..

Sincerely, Pam
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Unread 02-09-2003, 10:20 PM
A year and a half later and falling apart AGAIN. Please help....

Dear Pam:

So sorry to hear all you are going through dear, just doesn't seem fair sometimes does it? I just wanted to send a big your way. I haven't had the bladder experience but hopefully some of the ladies who have will come along soon with some helpful advice. I know from the post I have read that some of your problems are not uncommon to the Road. Hypothyroidism has been brought up before too, you can do a search for any of the subjects you are curious about here on the site..and see what some of the others have been through etc.

I will say a prayer that you will get some good news soon and some real relief,
Unread 02-10-2003, 06:12 AM
A year and a half later and falling apart AGAIN. Please help....

I'm sorry to hear you are having problems again After my TAH, I started having back problems..last year they found Scoliosis, Arthritis in my neck & spine, DDD, 2 bad discs, HM Syndrome & Sciatica. I have underwent all the alternative treatments and will be scheduling a Didscogram on Fri to find the disc damage, the pain has only worsened.
Bowel Incontinence can be a serious sign of back problems..here is some info on back conditions:

Also some on Stress Incontinence:
Urethral sling for urinary incontinence:

Urodynamic tests for urinary incontinence:

Making the decision about treatment for urinary incontinence in women:

Urinary Incontinence in Women:

Types of Urinary Incontinence:

Possible Causes of Urinary:

What You Can Do to Help Your Incontinence:

Surgical Procedures for Stress Incontinence:

Incontinence Caused by Fistula:

Treatment options:

Incontinence Surgery:

Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Procedures:

Treating women with urinary incontinence and prolapse:

Dropped Bladder:

Burch procedure:

Urinary Incontinence:

Types of Urinary Incontinence in Women http://physicaltherapy.about.com/li...ncontinence.htm

Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options for Women

Control Hypertensionwith low sodium diets, exercise & stress management:

Hypothyroidism (primary):
Parathyroid Hormone:

Good Luck Pam, I hope this helped Please keep us posted...(((hugs)))
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Unread 02-10-2003, 07:15 AM

Thank you both so much. My gosh Sheri, you are full of information. You want to come stay with me for a while??
I am going to check them all out. I have been everywhere trying to find info and you just gave me everything I did not see and then some. Thanks again. I am sorry you are having to have back surgery. I am soooo scared I will too. I have lumbar spondolosis, 2 slipped discs with annular tears in both and there hittting my sciatic nerve. NOW the bowel problems. I just guess I need to wait and see what the neurosurgeon says today. We'll see what happens and go from there. Thanks again for the help and I will post when I get back from the neuro today and let you all know what he says..


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