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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
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
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
What should I do if I have recently had a hysterectomy / bladder suspension / hernia repair operation and my bladder is not working?
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
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
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
Preparation h works but makes me itch. Tucks (witch hazel) ointment doesn't make me itch but it doesn't work. What should I do?
Add cortisone: There are many anal cortisone preparations that may help to reduce itching. ...Read more
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
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
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
After I have a bm it burns for a few hours. I've tried tucks (witch hazel) wipes, but no major relief. Some blood on tp. What could this be? How to get relief?
Need evaluation: Such symptoms are likely due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures or infectious ulcers ...Read more
No: They may cover an operation called a panniculectomy which just removes the excess skin. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) includes a panniculectomy and a procedure to tighten your tummy on the inside (plication). To get coverage you need to have rashes below the skin treated by your doctor. ...Read more
Well: If done properly under the supervision of a trained professional hopefully nothing. But be careful here always a chance of damage if done incorrectly ...Read more
Many.: Some of the many risk/potential complications associated with tummy tuck surgery include: infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring, wound healing problems, asymmetry, tissue necrosis, intra-abdominal injury, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. Careful selection of plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, and surgical facility all very important. ...Read more
Not a Good Idea: Best to wait on having tummy tuck surgery after you have achieved a long-term stable weight. In other words, allow your body to “bounce back” as much as possible prior to proceeding. Also, not a good idea to undergo major surgery with a “new delivery” at home. Best wishes. ...Read more
Very Different: Best to be seen in consultation to determine which of these operations, if any, you may be a good candidate for. Each operation is quite different when it comes to indications, “invasiveness”, scarring, potential results, as well as a potential risk/complications associated with the procedures. Do your homework and be very careful with selection of plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Usual Exercises: You will find that the usual exercises helpful in toning the abdominal wall will be the same that will be useful after tummy tuck surgery. For example, the use of planks and standard situps should do the job. Careful attention to a balanced/healthy diet will also be important. Best wishes. ...Read more