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Hi, I am wondering if anyone on here has had surgery for prolapsed bladder. I am 38 years old and have had this since giving birth to my third baby. I just had surgery , which was fine but I still don't feel as if things down there are 'normal'...it has been 5 weeks since my surgery and it still feels as if things are sagging down . I wonder whether it is the stitches (which still havent dissolved) that make me feel uncomfortable still?

I am waiting for an appointment with my consultant. I went to my gp but he wasn't of much help.

I so hope that it has worked. I used a pessary before the op, and I hated using it, didn't make me feel very good about myself. I really don't want a hysterectomy. I have three children and probably won't have anymore but it feels to final at the moment to have my womb taken away...

Has anyone had surgery and still felt 'not right' is this normal?

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replied October 13th, 2008
prolapse bladder surgery
Hi, I am 51 and I just had a total LAVH and A&P Bladder Repair Sling on Sept 30. The only problem I am having is pain when I urinate. My Urologist thought I may have had a urinary tract infection, but I finished up my meds yesterday and it still hurts. I thought I would give it 1 more week and see if the sling might self adjust.
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replied October 23rd, 2008
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hey how was your surgery? what happened and how did they do it? was it laproscopic? How long is recovery? How has it interfered with your sex life?

I may have to have this surgery so I have many questions....thanks
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replied October 27th, 2009
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Hi My name is Amanda i am 32 years old i have had a anterior and posterer repair ( bowel & bladder ) its been 3 weeks now had it done on the 3rd oct my bowl is 99% better so far because it was casing me a lot of pain not in any pain when i go to the loo and the bleeding had stoped had to have a cafiter in for 2 week cos i could not pee was in a lot of pain when they took the cafiter out but was in no pain with the cafiter in just needed time for swelling to go down my bladder still does not feel right when i went back for my cafiter out after 2 weeks told the doc that i still have that hevey feeling down delow but he said it has all gone well due back in 3 weeks i am very concned because i can stii see a lump my boyfried says it no were near as bad as it was maybe its ment to be like that i dont no i just expected it too all be gone but over all i cant beleve how well it all has gone
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replied October 27th, 2009
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Be happy with what you have accomplished...Many people do not have the positive results that you are having...This is a rough surgery and yours is a story that many women will find encouraging...Take care and keep on getting well...

Caroline
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replied March 4th, 2010
Experience after Retropubic Bladder Repair (Mesh) & Elevate
Had the bladder repair surgery 1 week ago; performed by gyno and urologist...can't tell you how uncomfortable and painful this surgery has been. So far can only assume this is a normal way to feel in the beginning. Also, while in hospital something happened during surgery--was unable to eat or drink anything for 24 hours after surgery, headache, chills, loss of blood, very sick at my stomach (although nurses didn't seem the least bit concerned or notice something was wrong with me--my doctor was upset no one had called him anytime the previous 24 hours--I definitely advocated for myself). I was immediately sent down to have a cat scan done by my concerned gynocologist and was diagnosed with hematoma/clot and decision was made due to severe anemia that I receive 2 pints of blood, then after 3rd day went home; saw urologist 2 days ago and says pain is normal and that I can blame him for pain due to small incision and pulling of mesh. He also stated that I should spot after this surgery for few weeks; it has been week and one day now; each day gets a little better; and have had blood in urine and will call the urologist today; could just be normal from procedure but will fu; can't wait til I have reached 4 to 6 weeks postop as am anxious to know if all this will soon be a lost memory...staying in touch with my physicians and resting is my plan and eating healthy and keeping the faith.
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replied March 4th, 2010
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Hi EastCoastHannah and welcome to ehealth...I am so sorry about your surgery....With my being a woman, you find that you kind of hurt with them...You can feel what they feel....My best advice would be to get a lot of rest plus stay in touch with the doctors if you have any questions....From talking with people who have had this surgery, plus a doctor friend, be careful of how much weight you lift...I don't think I would go over 10 pounds...Some may be more generous but I prefer to error on the safety side....One more thing, use caution with your sex life...Remember that this is mesh...Don't get too carried away and too wild sexually....I am sure you know what I mean....Again good luck and we are here anytime you care to stop by....Do take care...

Caroline
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replied May 26th, 2010
Reply back to Caroline re Retropubic Bladder repair/mesh elevate
Thanks, Caroline for the reply...wow it is now the end of April...I am still very sore in ovary area where I had huge hematoma; and after my surgery low and behold my uterus dropped; surgeon said it did not need repair prior to surgery and was puzzled as to why it dropped; i just this past week saw a specialist urogynocologist who stated the uterus would be no problem to repair but saw problem with the mesh protruding which i was totally unaware of??? I will have urodynamic testing done next several weeks from now and then will have to find out what next...I did not even know there was a problem except the uterus falling and my great insurance bcbs will run out June 8th and now I have to find a conversion policy with great coverage...sucks...I have been walking 7 miles occasionally and at least 2-3 several times a week...feeling great except for pain in right ovary area...what a nightmare this whole thing has been...I am a breast cancer survivor from 15 years ago and underwent several surgeries for assymmetry due to left breast radiation and lumpectomy...no problems with any of these surgeries, just my plastic surgeon who is wonderful is perfecting the implants and reconstruction so I am even and happy...this simple bladder repair has not been fun...somehow I stumbled across your reply as I didn't even remember how to get back to my post that i did in March.
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replied May 26th, 2010
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Hi again EastCoastHannah:...The Uterus dropping can be a concern...Possibly (and I am not in the medical field) this is putting more of a strain on your repaired bladder...If this is true then this could cause the protruding mesh...I know that walking is good for you, but it's possible that too much exercise while you are still healing could go another way...This you would have to ask your doctor...

You are right, this can be a nightmare....No matter how much we want to believe that they can put "Humpty Dumpty back together again", it just doesn't happen....Honey, I'm not sure which is worse...The surgery itself or learning to live with this new body that is now ours....I send you my best wishes and please keep me advised on what happens...Take care...

Caroline
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replied November 25th, 2010
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Hi just had complete hystro. In feb prolasped uterus now have prolasped bladder dont understand why this happened and doctor didnt see problem when having surgery first time the same things were going on then as now like the lump in vagina has anyone else had this happen ? Donna
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replied November 25th, 2010
Hi just had complete hystro. In feb prolasped uterus now have prolasped bladder dont understand why this happened and doctor didnt see problem when having surgery first time the same things were going on then as now like the lump in vagina has anyone else had this happen ? Donna
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replied December 14th, 2010
hi donna i had a complete hystro about 15 yrs ago i now have a prolapse bladder (altho doctors call it a virginal wall prolapse) ive always regretted having my hystro as i feel it was this that bought my prolapse on.
im due to go into hosp on 17th jan after putting it of for 5yrs still in 2minds as i dont always think surgery is always the best option.
betty
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replied December 14th, 2010
hi donna i had a complete hystro about 15 yrs ago i now have a prolapse bladder (altho doctors call it a virginal wall prolapse) ive always regretted having my hystro as i feel it was this that bought my prolapse on.
im due to go into hosp on 17th jan after putting it of for 5yrs still in 2minds as i dont always think surgery is always the best option.
betty
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replied March 24th, 2012
On march 13 th i had a VAN LAPROSCOPIC ROBOTIC DAY VINCCI KEPT MY OVARIES AND AT SAME TIME HAD RELAPSE BLADDER REPAIR P&A... everything going pretty good. Slept on couch first time last night and graduated from the reclined.... Smile The only thing im noticing now is all of a suddr having a little over either my light discharge???? Calling Dr. To ask what it is or what to do...i notice that no one mentioned order.. Im a little nervous now... Im a 45 and through used a collage instead of mesh and also hot the sling ... If any of you are just recent from the hysterectmoy there is a website called hydtersister.com that has been a Godsend... <3.....
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