Having problems post Bladder Prolapse Surgery: What helps?

Posted by brr @brr, Feb 7 3:10pm

I had a Bladder Prolapse surgery with a sacrocolplexy and later an Altis Sling placed under the urethra. Both have given disastrous results-incontinence, pain, total right side pain, abdominal pain, leg pain. Has anyone had these kinds of problems? Were you able to diagnose possible nerve damage? How did you get help?

@brr I am sorry that your surgeries have been so unsuccessful. I know people who have loved the sling. I would have had it myself if it was indicated for my type of incontinence but it is not. I know nothing about sacrocolplexy.
What does your doctor have to say about your pain? If you don't get satisfaction from your current doctor I hope you will go to a different one, one who is at a different medical center, preferably at a teaching hospital. They see the most so often know the most. Doctors affiliated with the same facility will rarely go against another doctor.
JK

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Hi @brr, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. In addition to @contentandwell, I'd like to introduce you to @baxtersmom @pdove @misssassy @pizon @gardeningjunkie @hotfooted and others who have shared their experiences, successes and challenges in these discussion:

– Recurrent bladder infections after prolapse surgery: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/recurrent-bladder-infections-after-prolapse-surgery/
– Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-looking-to-discuss-prolapse-bladder-or-any-kind-of-prolapse/
– Bladder improvement https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolapsed-bladder-improvement/ 

Like JK, I'd like to know what your doctor has said about dealing with the unwanted effects of surgery? Have you been given any therapy or exercises to help?

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@contentandwell

@brr I am sorry that your surgeries have been so unsuccessful. I know people who have loved the sling. I would have had it myself if it was indicated for my type of incontinence but it is not. I know nothing about sacrocolplexy.
What does your doctor have to say about your pain? If you don't get satisfaction from your current doctor I hope you will go to a different one, one who is at a different medical center, preferably at a teaching hospital. They see the most so often know the most. Doctors affiliated with the same facility will rarely go against another doctor.
JK

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The doctors who have done the surgery basically have no answers; I have been to 3 other doctors for opinions -two urogynecologists and one gynecologist. All have opinions but no definitive answers. I have tried physical therapy on two different occasions with no success. Thank you for responding.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @brr, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. In addition to @contentandwell, I'd like to introduce you to @baxtersmom @pdove @misssassy @pizon @gardeningjunkie @hotfooted and others who have shared their experiences, successes and challenges in these discussion:

– Recurrent bladder infections after prolapse surgery: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/recurrent-bladder-infections-after-prolapse-surgery/
– Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-am-looking-to-discuss-prolapse-bladder-or-any-kind-of-prolapse/
– Bladder improvement https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prolapsed-bladder-improvement/ 

Like JK, I'd like to know what your doctor has said about dealing with the unwanted effects of surgery? Have you been given any therapy or exercises to help?

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Thank you for responding. Yes, I have sought out other opinions and have tried therapies, all with no help. I will take a look at the links you sent.

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