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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.
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replied August 8th, 2011
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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...

Caroline
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replied August 9th, 2011
Thank you Caroline. I'm seeing that this has happened more than I knew.
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replied September 3rd, 2011
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.
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replied September 3rd, 2011
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.
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