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Painful Bladder after total Hysterectomy

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I had a total abdominal hysterectomy about a month and a half ago and a week after I had pain in my bladder I was prescribed antibiotics it seemed to have help for a few weeks... Then I started getting what I thought was bladder spasms and my entire bladder was hurting and it hurt when I went to the bathroom I went to my general dr they did a UA and gave me antibiotics... They called me back 3 days later for another UA my urine was worse and they put me on another antibiotic... I was still hurting really bad the spasm med wasn\'t helping either, so I called my GYN he did a UA through a cath and sent to the lab came back no bacteria so I\'m going to urologist!! My bladder hurts all the time it feels like it will bust when it\'s full!! I\'m very worried its surgery related what do u think it could be?
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replied November 11th, 2012
I had a Da Vinci hysterectomy in March and experienced the same things. Fever, infection, bloating, burning when I urinated and feeling like I couldn't urinate. I went back to my doctor several times and was told that IT WAS NORMAL(!!!)and sent home!

Six weeks later I finally get an appointment with a urologist who did one CT scan and told me my bladder had a puncture, 5mm...exactly the same size as the robot! I had ANOTHER surgery to repair the bladder puncture but only AFTER I wore adult diapers for two months while I took antibiotics to treat the infection so I could be healthy enough for another surgery!

Worst of all, I had no idea this was even a possibility and now I am seeing so many stories of terrible things like this happening with the robot.

I am only 36. After missing almost three months of work I've just been "laid off" from my job that I've only been back to for two months. So Friday I responded to a facebook ad (crazy, I know but I am at my wits end!)and this really nice girl called me back almost immediately. It turns out that the infection and pain IS NORMAL after that surgery because the bladder punctures happen to A LOT of people!

I'm not trying to terrify you or anything but I have been through sheer hell. I only wish I not jumped on the bandwagon with this surgery robot. What was supposed to be "minimally invasive" has cost me four months of my life, my job and my dignity! Get a second opinion, fast!
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replied November 11th, 2012
Get a second opinion soon! This happened to me too and if I had to guess I'd say your bladder was punctured during the surgery.

I spent months in adult diapers...and my doctor tells me I may have to live with this forever. I'm 36 years old. This is devastating.

Check davincihelp . com. There is where I started finding answers.
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