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Doctor insights on: Bladder Tuck

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What is bladder suspension surgery?

What is bladder suspension surgery?

Depends on type: It is a procedure to help with stress incontinence. The procedure helps to replace the bladder/urethral angle. It can involve mesh, tape, or suture depending on the procedure. Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Can bladder suspension cause back pain?

Can bladder suspension cause back pain?

Possible: Sometimes these can be associated with a urinary tract infection that can present as back pain. Sometimes the activity restriction post op may allow for back pain to occur as well. It is unlikely that the actual surgery caused the back pain unless it took an extended period of time to perform with your body in that one position. Read more

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Is mesh used in a bladder tuck, and could your bladder drop so far down as to it would be laying on the pelvic bone?

Is mesh used in a bladder tuck, and could your bladder drop so far down as to it would be laying on the pelvic bone?

Most repairs can be: Completed using your own tissue and stitches. Mesh is still appropriate in some cases. When used by an experienced gyn surgeon or urogynecologist it has reasonable risks. I am not sure what you mean by "laying on the pelvic bone". A prolapsed bladder can cause symptoms of pressure or pain in the pelvis. Read more

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What should I do if I have recently had a hysterectomy / bladder suspension / hernia repair operation and my bladder is not working?

See your dr: Sometimes the bladder repairs tight and blocks your urethra. Sometimes is as simple as retraining your bladder again. Nevertheless it is very important to have this checked. Read more

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I am 61, have had a hysterectomy, then a bladder suspension mesh, and now have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream to avoid mesh protrusion is this normal?

I am 61, have had a hysterectomy, then a bladder suspension mesh, and now have been prescribed estrace (estradiol) cream to avoid mesh protrusion is this normal?

Yes: This is very standard after the surgeries you described. Using the estrogen cream will help reduce problems with the mesh, which are actually quite rare. The cream helps to tissue stay healthy and lubricated. Read more

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Is generic witch hazel wipe with aloe as sensitive as tucks?

Is generic witch hazel wipe with aloe as sensitive as tucks?

Depends: Anything with witch hazel and alcohol should be avoided when used on one's bottom. Also avoid lanolin for adult use. Read more

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What are the dangers of tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

What are the dangers of tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

Many.: There are many risks associated with tummy tuck surgery. These include the risk of infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, intra-abdominal injury, abdominal wall or umbilical tissue necrosis, wound healing problems, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. During the consultation process, you will likely hear/read about additional risk/potential complications. Best wishes. Read more

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Is there an inexpensive non-prescription wipe other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Is there an inexpensive non-prescription wipe other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Witch hazel: Tucks pads contain witch hazel as the active ingredient. You can get this in generic form and some cotton pads. This should work fine. Tucks shouldn't be used as wipes. They should keep in contact with hemorrhoids to reduce the swelling. Read more

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Is there an inexpensive non-prescription medicine other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Is there an inexpensive non-prescription medicine other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Tucks (witch hazel): TUCKS Medicated Cooling Pads contain witch hazel which can provide temporary relief but some doctors don't recommend them due to potential drying effects on skin. Read more

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Is preparation h or tucks (witch hazel) more effective? Which one is easier to use?

Neither: Nothing in preparation h that works for anything other than as a lubricant and I do not use tucks wipes or any adult wipe with lanolin, alcohol or witch hazel. You do not say what your problem is so I can not offer alternative suggestions with the information you have submitted. Read more

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Are tummy tucks (witch hazel) painful?

Are tummy tucks (witch hazel) painful?

Moderately painful: Any surgery that involves cutting or sewing muscle tends to be somewhat painful. Most tummy tucks (witch hazel) will also include muscle tightening. Patients generally manage the pain quite well with a medication such as vicodin. I've never had a patient tell me that the pain was so significant that she regrets having the surgery. Read more

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How often can I use tucks (witch hazel) for hemorrhoids?

I prefer None: Tucks have alcohol and witch hazel which I prefer not to use. Kleenex cottonelle moist wipes or fleet brand wipes or prep h wipes are better choices and no limits on their use. Read more

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How much does tummy tucks (witch hazel) cost?

varies: Costs vary by location. You may find a plastic surgeon through the american board of plastic surgery. Some physicians will provide quotes over the phone. Nationally it appears that tummy tucks (witch hazel) range from $5000-$10, 000. Read more

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Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) have to be costly?

Varies...: Cost of surgery will vary from one practice to another and from one region to another. Much will depend on exactly what operation is being performed. Select your plastic surgeon based on quality/safety of work, not financial considerations primarily. Read more

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How much do tummy tucks (witch hazel) usually hurt?

How much do tummy tucks (witch hazel) usually hurt?

Some more thn others: It will vary on the extent of the procedure (skin resection, areas of lipo, and the extent of the rectus diastasis). Pain meds and muscle relaxants will be commonly prescribed and used for the first two weeks. A pain pump may also help to diminish the clearly post-operative pain. Read more

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How many tummy tucks (witch hazel) can a woman have?

Hopefully One: Tummy tuck surgery can be repeated if necessary. However, best to plan the tummy tuck correctly, in relation to life circumstances such as pregnancies and/or weight gain/loss. In other words, best to undergo tummy tuck surgery once when pregnancies have been completed and patients have achieved a long-term stable weight. Read more

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Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

No: This would also dry and constrict the nipples which will not be good. If you are looking to sooth the nipples try vitamin e or aloe. Wash the nipple before feeding the baby next though. Read more