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Doctor insights on: Dropped Bladder Repair

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How long does it take to recover from a dropped bladder repair?

How long does it take to recover from a dropped bladder repair?

6 weeks: I instruct my patient that they may drive in 7 to 10 days, return to light work in 10 to 14 days, no intercourse for 8?Weeks, & no heavy lifting for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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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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How common are bladder mesh problems after cystocele repair?

How common are bladder mesh problems after cystocele repair?

Bladder mesh problem: The incidence of bladder mesh complications (infection/pain/erosion/retention/....) is actually very "low" if properly applied/implanted. One should be careful and ascertain the physician's expertise in these specific surgical procedures: obviously, i would trust a reputable individual that is experienced and can demonstrate his/her expertise...... ...Read more

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How is a 'dropped bladder' diagnosed by a woman?

How is a 'dropped bladder' diagnosed by a woman?

Look: Very often, you can see the bladder protruding between the labia while on the toilet. It takes physical exam to determine if this is the bladder, cervix, vaginal cuff (after hysterectomy) or the rectum that is "falling out". Surgical repair can be curative if symptoms are annoying. ...Read more

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What surgically can be done for a dropped bladder?

What surgically can be done for a dropped bladder?

Minimally invasive: There are several approaches to repair and most are performed on an outpatient basis. Look at www.Augs.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Are there habits that make dropped bladder more likely?

Are there habits that make dropped bladder more likely?

Straining: Chronic straining from constipation, chronic coughing, a job with heavy lifting, etc. Puts pressure on the bladder and may increase your risk for prolapse or dropped bladder. ...Read more

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What can they use besides that mesh to fix a dropped bladder?

What can they use besides that mesh to fix a dropped bladder?

Lots of things: Graft material such as bovine(cow) or porcine (pig) dermis which is appropriately treated so not to react with your body can be used. ...Read more

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Was told have dropped bladder but not prolapsing. What is the difference?

Was told have dropped bladder but not prolapsing. What is the difference?

Here are some...: Bladder drop to prolapse all results from pelvic floor muscle weakness, which is chiefly related to childbirth, aging, etc., but presents on its different stage of weakness. At its early stage, bladder drop is visible but still inside vaginal outlet; at its later severe stage, bladder/vaginal wall becomes obviously visible out of vagina. In short, it is the same at different stage of full spectrum ...Read more

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Is it ok to have sex with a dropped bladder ?

Is it ok to have sex with a dropped bladder ?

Sex & prolapse: No problem with sex and a dropped bladder, as long as you have adequate lubrication. Use saliva or an appropriate water soluble lubricant. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from dropped bladder surgery?

How long does it take to recover from  dropped bladder surgery?

4 to 6 weeks: After bladder support surgery, the recovery is generally considered complete after about 6 months. But, most surgeons recommend no lifting over 10 to 15 pounds for the first six weeks and careful increases in activity until about 6 months passes. It takes about a month to get half the strength back in the tissue operated on, and about 6 months to get full strength. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a mild cystocele of the bladder?

Weak muscles: A cystocele is a herniation of the bladder into the vagina. Damage to the pelic muscle from childbirth, aging, or chronic straining are common causes. Performing pelvic muscle exercises us a good initial treatment. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder ?

What is the recovery time for incontinence surgery for dropped bladder ?

Depends: It depends on if the surgery is done only to correct incontinence, or if you have repair of prolapse (dropping). Also, it depends on what type of activities you want to do. In general the healing to return to most daily activities is 2-6 weeks. Heavy lifting or strenuous exercise may have to be delayed for several months because it takes the body this long to form scar tissue. ...Read more

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I have a dropped bladder and use pads. What can I do to prevent the urine odor?

I have a dropped bladder and use pads. What can I do to prevent the urine odor?

Change frequently.: Best option, is treat the cause, corrective surgery for urinary incontinence is the best option, and a low risk procedure . See your doctor. ...Read more

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Does metformin cause me to go to the bathrm all day? or is it a dropped bladder, just started in a calling center, how do i avoid so many trips?

Peeing too much?: 56 F US: Does metformin cause me to go to the bathrm all day? or is it a dropped bladder, just started in a calling center, how do i avoid so many trips? ANS: you need to find out the cause of the excess peeing. I would keep a pee diary with how much peed each time for a few days. They show to your Dr. Also keep track of amounts of fluid drank around the clock. ...Read more

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The doctor says I have dropped bladder and prolapsed uterus. What is the most effective surgery?

The doctor says I have dropped bladder and prolapsed uterus. What is the most effective surgery?

Many options: There are many options. Many consider sacrocolpopexy the gold standard with failure rates below 10%. Many surgeons have reported excellent results with vaginal approaches. Both using non absorbable mesh. Still other surgeons report good results with traditional repairs, native tissue, despite literature suggesting high failure rates, 40 to 50%. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain that shoots pain to legs.I do have buldging desks but never pain like this.Also dropped bladder can MRI show everything?

I am having lower back pain that shoots pain to legs.I do have buldging desks but never pain like this.Also dropped bladder can MRI show everything?

Yes: Yes an MRI will show the problems. You would need two different studies to evaluate the two different problems however. ...Read more

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Why would I have blood and tissue in my urine with no pain? I have a grade 3 cystocele but I can empty my bladder all of the way no uti

Hematuria: Blood in your urine (hematuria) even with a cystocele is NOT normal and can be caused by abrasions of the prolapsed bladder, urinary tract infection ,kidney or bladder growth/tumor. A urologist needs to perform cystoscopy to ascertain the reason why. ...Read more