I just had a vaginal hysterectomy on June 30, 2011, which my surgery was supposed to be only 2 hours and turned into 5 hours due to a bladder laceration during surgery. I had a foley cath in post op for 18 days to only find out after a cystogram that my bladder was still leaking but it wasnt leaking into my stomach, the repair had created a culd-a-sac pocket in the bladder. There wasnt a urologist available during my surgery so my gyno repaired it, which happened to be his second bladder repair. My gyno removed the foley cath on 7/18 even though I was still leaking through my vagina. I just had to have the foley cath put back in on 8/1. I have just seen a urologist this past friday 8/5 and he is in no hurry to surgically repair me,he wants to see if the bladder will heal itself and wants me to keep cath in for another 2 weeks. I am very upset and frustrated, I also feel like Ive replaced one pain for another. This was supposed to be a simple procedure and it has completely turned my life upside down. I have three small boys and it has been very hard to take care of them. I do not know how they are going to repair this and I feel like they (the dr) don't either. I have an IVP test scheduled for this wednesday. I feel like Im in the hands of the doctors of which I have lost faith in.I just want this problem resolved and my life back to normal, if there is such a thing.
Hi thiswasnotsupposetohappen and welcome to ehealth: Unfortunately, I have seen this happen more than I want to...My best advice is to have the Urologist repair this as soon as he can...Hopefully, it will heal itself...Take care...
Hello, I know this reply is late, but last year I had a myemectomy to remove a fibroid & the OB/GYN cut through my bladder. Thank God, that a Urologist was available to repair my bladder. I had to keep the catherter in for 2 weeks & they put a balloon in the bladder to keep it inflated. I have never felt so much pain in my life. Thank God, they took the bag & balloon off & i did a test in the lab & there was no leaking. I haven't had any pain since then or problems with the bladder since then. Now I'm up for another surgery & this new ob/gyn told me that those sort of things happen more ofen. But she did say the bladder is very forgiving & she's seen where bladders heal with all differnt kinds of sutures. I sure hope you're feeling better, but I agree, you should have a urologist take care of it. God Bless.
I just had multiple fibroids removed as well as my uterus and part of my cervix.During surgery the surgeon was shaving an anterior fibroid off the bladder wall and ended up lacerating my bladder 2 inches. I have been very frustrated having to drag a catheter bag everywhere I go. I will hopefully have it removed on Thursday which is 14 days post op. I am praying my bladder will remembers its job. Anyone have any issues after the fact ??
Same thing happened to me in 2011; I was in a lot of pain with the bag I had to use & a balloon they put in the bladder to inflate it. The doctors said this happens quite often..I think my ob/gyn wasn't skilled enough..thank GOd one of the best urologist in my town came to repair the bladder & they did a leakage test & all is well now. You should urologist fix that, vs a ob/gyn,if you haven't already, since that's their specialty. You'll be fine.