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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?

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?

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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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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