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Prolapse surgery

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SumSum Wed 26-Feb-20 02:52:09

I had a prolapse surgery done three months ago, using my own tissue to fix the bladder prolapse. I started to feel pressure on my urethral area three weeks after the surgery which makes me to go to washroom constantly. I talked to my surgeon a few times and she said I have an overactive bladder. But I am fine if I lay down. When I stand I can feel the pressure on my urethral right away. Now it has been three months and I am having the same feeling every day. My surgeon doesn’t want to do anything. Is it because the bladder position changed and it dropped forward instead of backward ? I am thinking to fit a pessary to see if it helps. Any thoughts, experience or suggestions? Thanks a lot.

mumofmadboys Wed 26-Feb-20 08:21:11

I think you need to let the urologist advise you. No-one on here knows enough about your individual case to comment. There may be medication that would stop you feeling the urge to pass urine frequently.If the prolapse repair has been successful you shouldn't need a pessary. Hope things improve.

Alishka Wed 26-Feb-20 23:26:03

I had a prolapse of the anterior wall of my bladder some years ago.(Ladies, never EVER attempt to carry a large 8 drawer antique solid wood chest of drawers down a flight and a half of stairs by yourself confusedgrin)
Eventually, after a couple of months of extreme discomfort where, like you, I was needing to go to the toilet constantly while I was standing,walking etc., I went to see my dr. He referred me to the Urology Dept of the local hospital and a wonderful little Chinese surgeon effected the repair. I'd spoken to him before the surgery and given him full permission to give me a hysterectomy too if he thought it would be beneficial.(I was then about 50 and really didn't need a wombwink)
So that's what happened.
Success! And my bladder control is formidable!
Back to you, and with my successful surgery as my benchmark, I'd perhaps ask for a second opinion, as you write that you've spoken with your current surgeon "many times"?
All the very best to you.

SumSum Thu 27-Feb-20 18:17:23

Thank you, Alishka.

I will see my family doctor tomorrow for referral to another urogynecologist. Not sure how long I will have to wait.

At the same time my surgeon agreed to see me next week to fit me a pessary to see if it helps. Hopefully it can relieve some symptoms temporarily. She also booked me for a cystoscope within the next 2 weeks.

Alishka Thu 27-Feb-20 20:15:53

All the best SumSum with your referral to another specialist..Seems that that may be the way to go.
May I ask how old you are, btw? A pessary as a temporary fix I'd accept, as a permanent fix I really wouldn'tconfused.
And good luck with the cystoscope, which should give some clear reading of just what's going on.
Will you come back here to this thread and let me know how things are going? I remember what a miserable time it was for me until I had it fixed.

pinkwallpaper Fri 28-Feb-20 13:54:03

Has anyone been successful in repairing, long term, their prolapsed bladder by pelvic floor exercises and no operation? If so how long did it take? The thought of being like this for a year before the exercises work is not ideal.

Bbarb Fri 28-Feb-20 14:03:06

Its far from satisfactory isn't it? I think you said you're over 50 but you have many more years ahead of you and cannot be expected to put up with a pessary style cop out for the rest of your life.
I hate to suggest it, but your surgeon sounds as though she is loth to accept that she's done a less than perfect job and so has not already passed you on to a more experienced specialised consultant. You deserve better than this as Alishka says.

Hetty58 Fri 28-Feb-20 14:14:06

I downloaded all the Habit exercises by Tasha Mulligan (it cost about £12, I think) and you have to do them every single day to work all the muscles.

I had the feeling that something may have 'dropped' a bit and didn't like the thought of a future operation.

My friend's mum had the op but her prolapse was problematic again just a year later!

Sparklefizz Fri 28-Feb-20 14:14:18

pinkwallpaper Yes, I have. I have both bladder and rectal prolapses, and I noticed a difference after 6 weeks following the exercises on this DVD suggested by my osteopath.

pinkwallpaper Fri 28-Feb-20 14:49:21

Thank you, has it been a long term solution for you?

Sparklefizz Fri 28-Feb-20 17:05:03

pink 6 months and still working hard at the exercises every day. It's not a case of doing them for a while, and then that's it.

Hetty58 Fri 28-Feb-20 17:09:36

The exercises offer a long term solution - whereas the operation often results in a recurrence of symptoms.