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Doctor insights on: Bladder Tuck Surgery

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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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Is it true that many celebrities get tummy tucks (witch hazel) surgery for flat abs?

Is it true that many celebrities get tummy tucks (witch hazel) surgery for flat abs?

Maybe: Six pack abs occur from reducing the amount of overlying fat that conceals the muscles. For women to have six pack abs they have to lose weight to the point that it might be unhealthy. Plastic surgery can help after pregnancy which can stretch out the muscles overlying the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can you die from liposuction in your thighs and stomach? How expensive is it verses tummy tucks (witch hazel) or any kind of stomach surgery?

Can you die from liposuction in your thighs and stomach? How expensive is it verses tummy tucks (witch hazel) or any kind of stomach surgery?

Yes: Serious complications can occur from any procedure. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon. Liposuction is a body contouring surgery not a weightloss procedure. The risk of death is associated with a rare complication called fat embolism which can occur with even the most experienced surgeons. ...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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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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For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

For 2+ weeks treating extn'l hemorrhoids with hydroctisone, sitz baths, & witch hazel, beside surgery what else can be done to reduce (not painful)?

More time: Hemorrhoid symptoms range from mild discomfort to burning, itching, bleeding, pressure, mass or lump in the perianal area. Symptoms managed with shower, hairdryer to area, creams, antifungals, and Lidocaine gels applied locally. More severe pain, bleeding may be a fissure. A bowel regimen, laxatives, fiber, increased dietary liquids, probiotics to achieve 2 soft stools daily. Then time. ...Read more

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Football player with internal hemmroids, discomfort. Fiber, water, diet, witch hazel hasn't helped. I need to lift, what do I do? Band surgery help?

Football player with internal hemmroids, discomfort. Fiber, water, diet, witch hazel hasn't helped. I need to lift, what do I do? Band surgery help?

Yes: Banding is a good first step. A small, thin rubber band is placed on the dilated vein (hemorrhoid) and the vein dies off and drys up. This works fo many people. But if you continue to have problems you will need to have them excised (cut out). Try banding 1st-- a surgeon, colorectal surgeon or even some GI specialists will do that for you. Good luck. ...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