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Has anyone had a hysterectomy and bladder lift done during the same surgery?

Has anyone had a hysterectomy and bladder lift done during the same surgery?

Very common: It is very common to do bladder surgery at the same time as a hysterectomy for patients with incontinence or a prolapsed (falling) bladder. A variety of surgical techniques can be used. ...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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I'm having a hysterectomy and a bladder lift done with the da Vinci arm at the same time. Will I have to go home with a catheter?

I'm having a hysterectomy and a bladder lift done with the da Vinci arm at the same time. Will I have to go home with a catheter?

Fairly likely: But feel free to check with your surgeon's office or ask him/her in the preoperative area; or you can wait until after the surgery and find out based on whether there is a catheter and whether the discharge instructions talk about catheter care. Best of luck!! ...Read more

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Can I vacuum a week after I had a hysterectomy and bladder sling. My dr said I can't lift anything more than 15-20lbs but not vacuuming.

Can I vacuum a week after I had a hysterectomy and bladder sling. My dr said I can't lift anything more than 15-20lbs but not vacuuming.

Better safe than...: Do you think you would never lift the vacuum?

It's probably better to wait. If you can't be sure, call your doctor. They know what they did and whether it would be safe.

The last thing you want is for them to have to go back and do the work again. ...Read more

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Can my bladder drop after a hysterectomy?

Can my bladder drop after a hysterectomy?

Yes: Hysterectomy is a risk factor for bladder prolapse but so are many of the reasons why women need hysterectomies (e.g. Fibroids). ...Read more

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Should my pelvin pain go away since I had hysterectomy a week ago and will it make my bladder weaker?

Should my pelvin pain go away since I had hysterectomy a week ago and will it make my bladder weaker?

You are in the immed: Immediate post op period so all? S of this nature need to be asked to your surgeon as you surgeon knows you, how the surgery went what you pain tolerance is etc, because if your surgeon thinks you are having too much pain you need your surgeon to evaluate u to r/ o any post op complications which u may or may not, so call your surgeon now. ...Read more

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In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair with out mesh for the recocele?

In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair with out mesh for the recocele?

Pain: Generally, slings and minimally invasive hysterectomies, such as robotic, result in very little pain post-operatively. Rectocele repairs are variable from person to person but this usually results in more pain than either of the 2 above. Usually, after a couple of weeks, this pain will resolve also but initially, rectocele repair is usually more painful than robotic hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 08 also had tvt bladder sling fitted now suffering sharp pulling pains on lower right side unable to stand at times?

I had a hysterectomy in 08 also had tvt bladder sling fitted now suffering sharp pulling pains on lower right side unable to stand at times?

Go to see surgeon...: Record the onset, degree, duration, and interval, other pain- related activities over time with detailed sequence of events, and bring those to Doc for analysis, more history, physicals, possible tests, etc. So to deduce possible Dx for proposing possible Rx. Best wish... Clinically, surgery-related scar/neuroma/nerve entrapment needs to be considered although the time is somewhat remote back to.. ...Read more

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My sisters dr nicked bladder during hysterectomy. Stitched and placed stent. How serious is this?

My sisters dr nicked bladder during hysterectomy. Stitched and placed stent. How serious is this?

Should be fine: You may mean placed "catheter"in the urethra. If there was just "nick"in the bladder if is stitched, Foley catheter left in for 10days to be sure nick is healed. To be v.sure, cystogram can be done before removing the catheter. Leaving a ureteral stent is only done if there was injury to the ureter or the area called trigone very close to ureter (it is v.unusual to injure this area in hysterectomy) ...Read more

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How to decide the urgency for booking hysterectomy, bladder and bowel repair?

How to decide the urgency for booking hysterectomy, bladder and bowel repair?

Totally depends: On your symptoms and what condition everything is in, your doc should be giving you strong guidance for that please call the gyn, or gen surgeon or whomever suggested the surgery. ...Read more

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I got a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

I got a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

Go see OB/GYN: Prior hysterectomy is a risk factor for vaginal prolapse. Go talk to your ob/gyn and ask about options such as pessaries or surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

What to do if I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

Gynecologist: Bladder prolapse is not unusual at your age. Many factors can go into the severity of symptoms and grade of the prolapse. If not severe and bothersome would not do too much with this. Follow with your gyn for usual care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

What do you advise if I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago but my bladder is now prolapsed?

Suspension: A uro gynecologist is best for these problems but you have a few options. Do nothing or have a bladder suspension surgery. That will pull the bladder back up resolving your situation. ...Read more

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Been having bladder spasms post hysterectomy 6 mo and bladder tacked w/ mesh 5+ yrs. Could it be mesh issues?

Been having bladder spasms post hysterectomy 6 mo and bladder tacked w/ mesh 5+ yrs. Could it be mesh issues?

Needs evaluation: Bladder spasms can happen for all different reasons. If they started after your hysterectomy, it may have something to do with that surgery. You need to see your doctor and have a cystoscopy which is a procedure to look into your bladder and check for mass, stones, mesh, a reason for your spasms. Also, a study to evaluate how your bladder is functioning should be done, this is called urodynamics. ...Read more

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Could you have a hysterectomy and your gall bladder out in same surgery?

Could you have a hysterectomy and your gall bladder out in same surgery?

Yes: These two surgeries can easily be done together but your obgyn will need to coordinate with the surgery with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the signs of bladder prolapse after hysterectomy 2 months, and is it dangerous and can it be fixed? Thank you.

What are the signs of bladder prolapse after hysterectomy 2 months, and is it dangerous and can it be fixed? Thank you.

Bulge: Most women describe a feeling like a bulge in their vagina. If your bladder has prolapsed, you can put your finger down and feel a ball-like structure poking out between your labia. Women also describe a pressure sensation. It's not dangerous save for the fact that sometimes puts you at increased risk for bladder infections. Yes it can definitely be fixed with pessary or surgery. See your md! ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy on the 9th of December 2014. It's now 9weeks past and I suffer from a leaking and overactive bladder. What causes this?

I had a hysterectomy on the 9th of December 2014. It's now 9weeks past and I suffer from a leaking and overactive bladder. What causes this?

Lack of Muscle: Support. This one of the common side effect women notice that Bladder control is compromised. You need to do Kiegel Exercise and talk to your Doctor about this problem so that early intervention and medical treatment can be given. Make sure you empty your bladder every 2 hours so as to avoid LEAKING. ...Read more

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I can't control my bladder after laying down for awhile. When I go to the bathroom I always have accidents. Could my hysterectomy be to blame?

Probably not: Your symptoms sound like overactive bladder. A hysterectomy does not affect the bladder that way. There are tests that will reveal what is going on with the bladder - see your doctor or a urologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy and it showed a pocket in my bladder and I seen some white balls in there. What is that? Could diverticula be from hysterectomy?

Had a cystoscopy and it showed a pocket in my bladder and I seen some white balls in there. What is that? Could diverticula be from hysterectomy?

Possible: Bladder injury can occur during hysterectomy and diverticula may develop on sites of occult bladder wall injury. Consult with a urologist to manage your urolithiasis.. ...Read more

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I just had a hysterectomy 5 weeks tomorrow, I've been having a issue emptying my bladder, and always feel like I gotta pee, is this normal??

Post hysterectomy: After hysterectomy, the patient should be able to urinate without difficulty.
In your case 5weeks after hysterectomy, you need to go for evaluation and urine analysis which can be reassuring if negative.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have organ/bladder prolapse after havin a vaginal hysterectomy?

Is it possible to have organ/bladder prolapse after havin a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Prolapse of bladder (cystocele) or rectum (rectocele) or even small intestine (enterocoele) is possible after any type of hysterectomy, not just vaginal. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

Depends: We usually recommend 2 weeks off from driving but it depends on how you are feeling and if you had an open procedure or laparscopic hysterectomy. For uncomplicated laparascopic procedures 1-2 weeks. Ask your md what she recommends. ...Read more

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Scheduled for hysterectomy, is a catheter always used, for how long? How high is the risk of bladder and intestinal complications?

Scheduled for hysterectomy, is a catheter always used, for how long? How high is the risk of bladder and intestinal complications?

Hysterectomy: A catheter is needed during hysterectomy to drain the bladder and help pull it away from the uterus. The duration of use depends on the type of hysterectomy being done and the surgeons preference. Bladder and intestinal complications are known risks but fairly rare. ...Read more

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I have a very weak bladder what can I do I have taken ditropan (oxybutynin) XL 15mg 2x day for 5+ years I had hysterectomy when I was 30 I am 44 now

I have a very weak bladder what can I do I have taken ditropan (oxybutynin) XL 15mg 2x day for 5+ years I had hysterectomy when I was 30 I am 44 now

See below: I am not sure what you mean by "weak bladder". If you have overactive bladder then you might try changing to another medication and making sure that your diet isn't aggravating the condition. ...Read more

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Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?

Does pelvic floor therapy work? Should you have it before of after you have your bladder tacked up and a hysterectomy?

If you are: Referring to the Kegel exercises the answer is yes. They are muscles and respond to exercise like any other muscle group. The sooner you begin the stronger they become. No harm in starting now. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more