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September 13th, 2008
REPLY to HPmama
Hi HPmama ,
I also have a prolapsed bladder and contemplating surgery. I've read your message and I'm interested in the urogynecologist who will perform the surgery on you . You said that he teaches at a prestigious medical school, and that alone makes me feel safe. What is name?
Thanks in advance
Carlina
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replied September 22nd, 2008
uterine prolapse, pessary, infection
i am 34 and developed uterine prolapse with my second child last year. the dr gave me a pessary to use while i debated having surgery. she says if i have a hysterectomy, it will be major as she will have to tie everything to my spine- has anyone heard of that before?
in the meantime, i've developed an infection- most likely from the pessary and will have to go into the hospital for iv antibiotics. i would love to hear from anyone who has been through any of this before.
thanks.
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replied February 17th, 2009
Using Pessary
Has anyone developed sciatic nerve problems from the use of a pessary? I am 70 and suffer from prolapsed everything. But the sciatic problem came shortly after the pessary was inserted. I then had it taken out but the back & leg problems continue so I am comtemplating in vaginal surgery or putting the pessary back in and giving it another try. Hate the thought of surgery nowadays.
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replied April 23rd, 2009
HELP
My name is Sue I am 56,have a prolapsed bladder.In alot of low back discomfort and uncomfortable all the time this dam thing hangs down awful.I do not want surgery or the worst a hysterectomy.Any suggestions.I am not having periods for 2yrs now.Thanks
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replied May 2nd, 2009
Prolapse
Hi Everyone,
I too have several prolapse's.
I have lived with the problem for 3 years. It has ruined my sex life. Back aches, tired and lots of pain in abdomen. I can't have a normal bowel and I can hardly pee. This is all getting worse month after month. I am 54, very thin and never had children. But I know how I got like this.... Hereditary, x smoker, lifted many heavy things, constipation all my life. Lack of estrogen and I was a long distance runner for many years.
I was an active member on Christine Kent's site and read all her books and practiced her exercises and changed my posture as she recommends. The posture she recommends does help some but I have just gotten worse so I have just decided to get surgery.
I research everything, my husband is a professor and he really does research.
I will not have my uterus yanked out... no way ... no how. This makes the pelvic floor much weaker. There are very few doctors who will fix the pelvic floor without taking the uterus. BUT there are 3 that I have found after days of searching and reading journal papers. The 1st doctor is Dr. Eric Sokol - he's at Stanford.
He is a Urogynecologist and this is the kind of doctor that you want for this problem.
The second doctor is Dr. Amy Rosenman and third doctor is Dr. Michael Toaff. This is the guy I think I am going to have do my work. I live in California and he's in Pa but its worth it to travel to get this done right.
These 3 doctors all believe in uterine preservation. Dr. Toaff has got the best information on this subject as well as performing more surgeries where the uterus is left in tack. Watch out for the use of a mesh, check to see what the material is. There is a high erosion rate with those.( the best material is synthetic ( surprising its better then your own fascia, the cadavar is worse)
Also be sure to ask if the surgery will done vaginally or abdominally. Having the repairs done abdominally is better. Some work has to be done vaginally but the abdomen in best.
I see the doctor at Stanford next week and then I will decide if I have him or Toaff do the work.
I would like to stress that you all should go to The Hers Foundation and watch the video... and sign the petition while your there. A law is trying to be passed to make it mandatory to watch this video before you sign the consent form for a hysterectomy.
I 'll keep you posted.
Smile
Callie
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replied May 16th, 2009
Bladder and cervical prolapse
I had the surgery 2 weeks ago and am doing great. The pessary did not work for me. I got tired of having to push my cervix up every time I urinated. It would drop down just with walking. I had the total hysterectomy with the mesh sling holding my bladder up and my vagina was sutured to 2 ligaments, so it will not fall out. I am urinating so much better. Luckily I didn't have the prolapsed rectum, like some do. There was very little pain afterwards. You can't lift anything over 15 lbs for about 6 months and preferably forever. I was already in menapause, taking no hormones. I just have to use a vaginal hormone cream for 6 months now and that should be it. Good luck everyone.
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replied September 15th, 2009
Fallen Bladder
I have had a hysterectomy 9 years ago. They tied up my bladder but it has fallen again. They are going to use a mesh sling this time and go in vaginally. It is called a miniArc sling. Has any one else went through this?
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replied October 14th, 2009
prolapse operation
I had the operation for bladder and bowel prolapse and got a rectovaginal fistula (google it) within a week of surgery. Be very careful who you choose to operate!
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replied October 28th, 2009
uterine and Bladder prolapse
I have enjoyed reading all of these post that I can relate to. My surgery is scheduled for November 3,2009 and as scared as I am about the after pain I am so tired everyday trying to get thru my housework and daily job that I cannot wait to feel normal again!I will put my trust in my Doctor and The Lord and everything will work out for the best I am sure. Anything is better then living in discomfort and exaustion everyday! I am scheduled to have my uterus removed and the Bladder TVT tape procedure. ovaries being my choice to keep. I will be keeping those if everything looks good!It took me alot to come to that conclusion but I want my own Hormones.This time next week i will be all better and on my way to recovery!Do not suffer Ladies it just is not a good way to live your life but you will come to your own decisions all by yourself I am sure.Good Luck Everyone.
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replied November 6th, 2009
bladder tie-up
i have uterine prolapse and bladder prolapse. i just went to a new og/gyn in my area and he turned out to be awesome. i have lived with the prolapse for 5 yrs and indured the pain in the abdominal area, heavily extreme periods, the whole nine yards.

I just had the bladder tie-up this morning. the surgery itself lasted about 1 hr and 15 minutes. I am 35 and would like to have another child so a hysterectemy was not 4 me.

In my case my bladder had fallen on my uterus which was causing frequent bathroom visits, ect.

My doctor told me that i would feel like giving birth for a few days but the pain should decrease in time. for just have procedure a few hours ago, i've been up walking around and living a pretty normal life with less pain than b4 the surgery.

My advice is talk to a obgyn that u can trust, ask many questions and make sure the doctor takes many measurements in that area b4 deciding what procedure to do. My doctor was very thurough.

My surgery was done thru my vagina, absolutely no cuts on my stomach or abdominal area and was in recovery for maybe hour and half b4 i got released home.

With any surgery there is risks but if you trust the surgeon then it makes the procedure a lot easy. the surgeon should tell you that there is no guarantee how long the procedure will last, births and heavy lifting can easily mess up the procedure.

God Bless!!!!! and good luck to anyone who has this procedure.
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replied December 31st, 2009
should you have a prolapse repair operation?
I had a prolapse repair and bladder buttressing 8 weeks ago.I had leakage on exercise, coughing and even just walking.I had hoped that come the new year(tomorrow) I would be a new woman.
However I suffered infection for 4 weeks post op and now am completely incontinent!! The prolapse was visible again after just 4 days but here I am 8 weeks later and still waiting to see a proffessional. Physically and mentally I am a wreck.
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replied February 10th, 2010
prolapse bladder
I am a 58 year old female . I had a hysterectomy 17 years ago. I now have what I believe is a prolapsed bladder. About a year ago I developed incontinence problems. This is an embarrasing problem. I wear pads daily and hate them. It feels like I'm sitting on a small ball. I discovered this problem while showering and my husband has pointed out that something isn't right down there. I'm seeing the GYN March 22.I've been doing some reading on procedures and think I want surgery to fix the problem. I had my first UTI in December and never want another one. Are UTI's common with prolapse bladders? I don't have any bowel problems. I found all your posts helpful, thanks. esljm
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replied March 2nd, 2010
prolapse uterus surgery
I'm 30 yrs old and I have also been told that I need surgery to repair a uterus prolapse that has been causing me painful sex and subjected me to sexual abuse for the past ten years. She actaully rubbed her hands together that she was so excited to help me and came in not less than 5 minutes later to tell me my insurance was not enough and it would send me to the poor house, how much should I expect to pay out of pocket for this procedure? I'm not having a full hysterectomy, just the prolapse repair and she said something about blasia, not quite sure she didn't go into detail on that one. Any info is greatly appreciated.
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replied April 3rd, 2010
Re: prolapse bladder
ESLJM wrote:
I now have what I believe is a prolapsed bladder. About a year ago I developed incontinence problems. This is an embarrasing problem. I wear pads daily and hate them. . . . I had my first UTI in December and never want another one. Are UTI''s common with prolapse bladders? esljm


I suffered with my symptoms for approx 7 years before having surgery, and I can''t believe I waited that long. Besides the pads and embarrassing wetting myself, I got to the point where I always felt like I might be coming down with a bladder infection. Constantly uncomfortable. I had a TOT sling put in, and it has relieved all those problems.

To any woman out there having leaking with coughing ( that was my first sign) I would say it is not something you just have to live with. Go see your dr. It is definitely worth it.
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replied June 20th, 2010
Prolapse/Kaiser Doctor?
Is there anyone who has had surgery for prolapse at Kaiser in Northern California?
Any recommendations on doctors? Do you see a gyn or a urologist for surgery? Thanks!
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replied December 4th, 2011
I've a prolapse II with perinal damage and need surgery for both. My surgeon doesn't have me using a pesser because my uterus moves around too much. I've been this way for 13 yrs. Experience pain in bladder, bladder retention, and problems with bowel movements. I also have irrepearable hemmroids. The surgery has had alot of people coming back with infections and lawsuits from what I've heard the mesh to help with bladder and uterus can cause infections that are more a problem than the prolapse uterus. I suggest staying off your feet as much as possible. Avoid heavy lifting and try not to do alot of bending and lifting and standing long periods on your feet. If you can do that than your problems will not be so bad as far as pain goes. I've heard of women joggers who keep wanting to run in a condition with a prolapse uterus. I find that very difficult to believe is not harmful. I have doctors saying I can work in this condition and yes I'm in alot of pain and believe the doctors need to change their opinons and attitudes toward women in this condition.
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replied December 4th, 2011
I've a prolapse II with perinal damage and need surgery for both. My surgeon doesn't have me using a pesser because my uterus moves around too much. I've been this way for 13 yrs. Experience pain in bladder, bladder retention, and problems with bowel movements. I also have irrepearable hemmroids. The surgery has had alot of people coming back with infections and lawsuits from what I've heard the mesh to help with bladder and uterus can cause infections that are more a problem than the prolapse uterus. I suggest staying off your feet as much as possible. Avoid heavy lifting and try not to do alot of bending and lifting and standing long periods on your feet. If you can do that than your problems will not be so bad as far as pain goes. I've heard of women joggers who keep wanting to run in a condition with a prolapse uterus. I find that very difficult to believe is not harmful. I have doctors saying I can work in this condition and yes I'm in alot of pain and believe the doctors need to change their opinons and attitudes toward women in this condition.
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replied March 24th, 2012
Hi ladys,wow its so good to see so many women talking about this,I am 63 and a year ago started having uterine and bladder prolapse,coming out of girly parts,Its so painful,can barely walk sometimes and blowup like a balloon at times.I went in to gyno dr for a pap test.thinking the pain was kidney stones,she told me what it was,prolapse,sent me to another dr.she recommended a pessary,was good for a few weeks then a discharge started and i went back,another type pessary was in so much pain,i put back in the other one,now i have to remove it every day and clean it,im in severe pain,my neighbor 3 years younger just had a hysterectomy and said she feels so much better,and recommends me just get it done,i will be 65 in another year but lord im not wanting to wait through this another year.we try to take care of ourselves but all the risk we go through,my husband is very sick with a bad heart and had a stroke,what in the world to do.its good to have others that know how we feel.lord give us strength,sami
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replied January 15th, 2013
I was feeling my uterus and/or bladder protruding outside my body when I would sit too long on the toilet.
My dr diagnosed me with a "fallen" uterus and bladder.
She said to leave it alone until is alot worse or painful, and then do a bladder tie up and a uterus removal. Im 46 so thats ok. And I am now realizing that my first bladder infection that I just had may be from this conditon...........may need to get this done sooner than later. Any comments???
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replied January 28th, 2013
I'm not hearing anyone mentioning the "da Vinci" minimally invasive procedures... It's reputed to be the "gold standard" for apical prolapse.

I'm scheduled for sacralcopopexy in 3 weeks, and would like to hear from anyone 'surviving' this procedure. Also have complications of allergy to anesthesia gasses, xerostomia & bad back. Spine Dr says Trendellenberg position (45 degree angle) is riskier than surgery itself . . . yikes... advice anyone???
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