Bladder lift surgery (Prolapse repair)

Posted by reene29 @reene29, Sun, Apr 14 10:15am

Hi All. I has a bladder lift in 2009. Was all good. Then in Nov 2016 had to see urologist as I had no control over my bladder. All was fine till yesterday evening. Had no control over my bladder. Took citro soda drank lots of water. Today pro lem worsened. Cannot make it to the toilet too urinate. Any ladies having the same issue.

Only in mornings. I wear a "diaper" when I go to bed because when I get up I cannot control bladder. I do not have problem during the day. I hope you get some help.

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Hi @reene29 and welcome to Connect. I have had problems for quite a while but generally not quite as severe as you describe. I have gone for pelvic floor PT, and taken Trospium which helps somewhat. I am considering botox because that is supposed to help quite a bit.

I have much better control than I did have, but I know how tough it can be to have little or no control. I still have to get up numerous times during the night but for some odd reason when I get up in the morning I sometimes do not make it to the bathroom before it is gushing out of me. To make matters worse for me, I have to drink 80 – 100 ounces of fluid a day to keep my kidneys happy, so I do go a lot. If you had a "bladder lift" (I presume that is the surgery where they do something to help with this) and that was successful for a long time then it sounds as if something has happened to what they did. Have you returned to the doctor who did the surgery, or to another urologist of urogynecologist? It sounds as if you need to do that.

I hope your doctor will be able to help you with this. It really is difficult to live a normal life when you have these problems.
JK

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@irdlm

Only in mornings. I wear a "diaper" when I go to bed because when I get up I cannot control bladder. I do not have problem during the day. I hope you get some help.

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Hi. Thank you for your response. I have this now for 2 days. No control all the time. Barely make it to the bathroom. Which is like 5 m away.

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@contentandwell

Hi @reene29 and welcome to Connect. I have had problems for quite a while but generally not quite as severe as you describe. I have gone for pelvic floor PT, and taken Trospium which helps somewhat. I am considering botox because that is supposed to help quite a bit.

I have much better control than I did have, but I know how tough it can be to have little or no control. I still have to get up numerous times during the night but for some odd reason when I get up in the morning I sometimes do not make it to the bathroom before it is gushing out of me. To make matters worse for me, I have to drink 80 – 100 ounces of fluid a day to keep my kidneys happy, so I do go a lot. If you had a "bladder lift" (I presume that is the surgery where they do something to help with this) and that was successful for a long time then it sounds as if something has happened to what they did. Have you returned to the doctor who did the surgery, or to another urologist of urogynecologist? It sounds as if you need to do that.

I hope your doctor will be able to help you with this. It really is difficult to live a normal life when you have these problems.
JK

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Thank you for your response. Yes this does effect normal living. I will be contacting another urologist. Just in two days has gone so bad.

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I hope you didn't let them use mesh. I am so screwed up by the mesh a doctor used mesh on me. No other doctor will touch me and once mesh is used, repairs are a very bad idea. The mesh becomes like glue and it can't be removed from the organs because it adheres to the organs and can't be separated. I have learned any "corrective" surgery usually ends up worse. IF a doctor tells you, "he is using the new and improved mesh"…like my doctor told me, he is lying. Doctors like to use mesh because it is very quick, in and our of surgery and they can push though more patience. Mesh often works well but the ones it doesn't work well on live a life of pure hell.

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@irdlm

Only in mornings. I wear a "diaper" when I go to bed because when I get up I cannot control bladder. I do not have problem during the day. I hope you get some help.

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@irdim This is similar to me many mornings. I get up multiple times a night and have no problem, but when I get up in the morning I often "gush". I really do not understand why I have more problem then than at other times. With the pelvic floor PT and the Trospium, I am doing very well during the day now, so that's a huge relief. I do always make sure I carry a couple of extra incontinent pads, just in case.
JK

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@taxpayinghorse

I hope you didn't let them use mesh. I am so screwed up by the mesh a doctor used mesh on me. No other doctor will touch me and once mesh is used, repairs are a very bad idea. The mesh becomes like glue and it can't be removed from the organs because it adheres to the organs and can't be separated. I have learned any "corrective" surgery usually ends up worse. IF a doctor tells you, "he is using the new and improved mesh"…like my doctor told me, he is lying. Doctors like to use mesh because it is very quick, in and our of surgery and they can push though more patience. Mesh often works well but the ones it doesn't work well on live a life of pure hell.

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@taxpayinghorse That's a shame that you are having problems now. What problems is it causing? I have known a few people who have had the mesh (sling?) and have been thrilled with it. I had actually hoped it might be an option for me but it's only used for stress incontinence and mine is urge incontinence.
I am considering Botox, but not sure if I want it. Some people end up having to use a catheter afterward to relieve themselves.
JK

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