What happened to the lady who was having significant bleeding problems 8 days after colpocleisis surgery?
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Thank you for your post, I am considering having Colpocleisis surgery because the pessaries are not helping anymore. The vagina still bulges. I also have to wear pads 24/7 because I leak.
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As I said, my surgery was successful and especially the pelvic floor physical therapy was/is an immense help. The "twitchy bladder" has been resolved with the PT and I feel normal now! Good luck with your experience!
I had a bladder prolapse repaired last year. The surgery was done by the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida. They did a purse string seam to keep the bladder up, and I did not have any problems or any UTI since.
I purchase a Bede seat for my bathroom, and think that this helps in keeping UTI's at bay, because after every bathroom visit, my lower parts are thoroughly flushed and cleaned with water.
I just had Colpocleisis surgery, I am 4 days post op. At this point I can only speak to my experience so far which though short, I can say that the surgery went well. The only problem encountered so far was that I was unable to urinate for a couple days after surgery and had to go home with a Foley catheter. The problem for me was that my tissues were very swollen. I was told that the Foley would be taken out at my doctor's office the following day (Friday). I left a message with my doctor but did not hear back from her. By Friday night I was so irritated (literally and figuratively) that I decided to take it out myself. Dr. Google told me how to do it and it was very simple. I felt much better after it was gone but then immediately afterwards I found that I could not control my urine. I went back to Dr. Google and learned that this often happens when a catheter is removed and usually can gain control 24 to 48 hours later. I am doing well now and will try to remember to come back with comments 6 months from now. A little history, 6 months ago I had a hysterectomy due to stage 4 bladder prolapse and rectocele. 1 month after my hysterectomy I felt like my prolapse returned – it was my rectocele repair that failed. That was when I decided that Colpocleisis surgery was the way to go. I will let you know of my progress in 6 months.
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