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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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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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What methods are being used for cystocele repair since mesh was found to have problems?

What methods are being used for cystocele repair since mesh was found to have problems?

Most repairs can use: 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. ...Read more

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What risk factors are associated with cystocele repair?

What risk factors are associated with cystocele repair?

Any surgery has risk: Risks of cystocele repair include but are not limited to: bleeding, infection, injury to surrounding tissue, organs, nerves, urinary incontinence, inability to empty bladder, constipation, erosion or exposure of sutures or implanted graft materials, sexual dysfunction, extended hospitalization, anesthesia or medicine reactions, recurrence of prolapse, diasbility and death..... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystocele repair?

Hernia repair: A cytocele is a hernia of the pelvic floor in women. Correction of the hernia involves placing the bladder above the area of the hernia and then repairing the hernia so the bladder does not fall back through again. That can be done by using your own tissue, or using grafts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rectocele/cystocele repair && tvt?

What to do if I have rectocele/cystocele repair && tvt?

Not sure of your: question. have you had these operations or are you considering it? You can request a consult with me on Health Tap Concierge if you would like to have a more in-depth conversation ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a hysterectomy, rectocele/cystocele repair all under spinal anesthesia?

Is it possible to have  a hysterectomy, rectocele/cystocele repair  all  under spinal anesthesia?

Yes: This operation is low enough down in the abdomen that it can be done with spinal anesthesia. You will probably receive some IV sedation to help you relax during the case. Discuss your requests for anesthesia with your anesthesiologist before the operation. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Pulling pain JUST before urine stream starts that dissapears as soon as urination begins, Ive had this ever since my cystocele repair in 2015. causes?

Pulling pain JUST before urine stream starts that dissapears as soon as urination begins, Ive had this ever since my cystocele repair in 2015. causes?

Here are some...: How much has this pain before urine flow comes bothered you? If bearable, you would need to heighten your capacity of coping effort and live with it. By what described, the pain could be related to the surgically altered relaxation of muscles in or near urinary sphincter. If unbearable, be re-checked with the steps described in articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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I am 5 1/2 wks po from an ab hyst and cystocele repair, I just started having pain, swelling and tenderness in my lower abdomen also bulges in abd?

I am 5 1/2 wks po from an ab hyst and cystocele repair, I just started having pain, swelling and tenderness in my lower abdomen also bulges in abd?

Here are some ...: Go to be evaluated now in no time. But, on the way there, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, and progress of all symptoms and signs under your concern and observation to the Surgeon for analysis + physical exams + tests as needed such as imaging studies so to define what has been happening inside the the pelvic cavity. Don't wait! ...Read more

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Why do i get constant/chronic/recurrent UTI's now since having my cystocele "repair" in nov 2015. i have had over30 uti/kidney infections since then.

Why do i get constant/chronic/recurrent UTI's now since having my cystocele "repair" in nov 2015. i have had over30 uti/kidney infections since then.

Incomplete emptying: The most common reason is incomplete bladder emptying followed closely by urinary tract obstruction. You need to see a Urogynecologist or Urologist to do urodynamic testing and possible cystoscopy to find out why post cystocele repair. ...Read more

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Cystocele repair surgery 2 years ago and urinary rention ever since. what is the best treatment for underactive detrusor muscle other than catheters?

Cystocele repair surgery 2 years ago and urinary rention ever since. what is the best treatment for underactive detrusor muscle other than catheters?

Medication Rx: There are several medications that can assist in completely emptying the bladder that a GYN MD or Urogynecologist (MD) can provide with consultation. ...Read more

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Was on toilet straining. Felt a popping sensation & pain. Now hurts to pee as stinging pain in urethra. Had a cystocele repair 11 weeks. What is it?

Was on toilet straining. Felt a popping sensation & pain. Now hurts to pee as stinging pain in urethra. Had a cystocele repair 11 weeks. What is it?

See your Gyne: If you had a cystocele repair 11 weeks ago, and you felt a pop upon straining on the toilet, you may have popped a stitch. See the gynecologist who did your surgery. You are still in the post operative period and there should be no cost for the visit. ...Read more

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

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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54yrs-cyctocele and rectocele repair 3 years ago and lost 80 lbs - cyctocele is back how do I know if recto else is back. Bladder gets dry & painful?

54yrs-cyctocele and rectocele repair 3 years ago and lost 80 lbs - cyctocele is back  how do I know if recto else is back. Bladder gets dry & painful?

PelvicOrganProlapse: A symptomatic rectocele generally causes bowel evacuation problems. To truly distinguish what is prolapsing from the vagina, a vaginal exam by a physician is required. ...Read more

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I've got an embarrassing problem. I've got both a cystocele and a rectocele. What type of doctor can repair these?

Do your homework: A gynecologist, urogynecologist or uroogist most commonly perform this type of surgery. Be sure that your surgeon has a lot of experience performing these types of procedures. Selecting the appropriate type of repair for your specific issue is very important and will effect your outcome and long term satisfaction. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I had a total diVinci hyster 11/14. I now have gr 3 rectocele and 3 cystocele. Could they have happened from the hyster? When should I have it repaire

Here are some ...: The cystorectocele to a degree after hysterectomy is nothing uncommon, but indicates you have weak pelvic supporting muscles & tissues, which may in turn predispose its recurrence although surgical repair may be inevitable. As to when and how to repair it, that should be decided after proper evaluation & counseling though collaborating with surgical specialist of such procedures. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help tighten up vagina?

Can a cystocele and rectocele repair help tighten up vagina?

Yes: If you explain that is part of your goal, usually the gyn will avoid this though so as not to cause problems with painful intercourse. Instead they will build up the support at the opening which in effect narrows the opening, making things more snug. See a gyn with a lot of reconstructive experience though like a urogynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Amit Patel
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Cystocele Repair (Definition)

A cytocele is a hernia of the pelvic floor in women. Correction of the hernia involves placing the bladder above the area of the hernia and then repairing the hernia so the bladder does not fall back through again. That can be done by using your own ...Read more


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Prolapsed Bladder (Definition)

An outpouching of the bladder into the vagina, due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more