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Uterine/Bladder prolapse

Posted by @uschi in Kidney & Bladder, Oct 28, 2012

I would like to hear from women who have had a supracervical hysterectomy and sacral colpopexy with mesh, done per laparoscopy with robot assist.
I am scheduled for this surgery in 4 weeks, and wonder if it is the right way to go.

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helynn

Posted by @helynn, Nov 29, 2012

Sorry you have no replies. I would be interested to know if you went ahead with the surgery. I am diagnosed with prolapse and have questions. Wish you success.

uschi

Posted by @uschi, Dec 5, 2012

Thank you.. Wrote lenghty reply and then lost it. . Do not know if it was sent. Had surgery on 11/30. All went well. Please feel free to ask questions.

helynn

Posted by @helynn, Dec 6, 2012

So pleased to hear your surgery went well. So you expect a long recovery period? Exactly what surgery did you have-- hystorectomy?

christybmclean

Posted by @christybmclean, Dec 6, 2012

Is the robot you are referring to called the DaVinci? I had a uterine prolapse this past week so I am headed down the same road. I only had one child and it was via a vaginal birth (so should not have to worry about scar tissue from a c-section. I am debating laproscopic, which is suppose to be a healing time of 4 to 6 wks vs the DaVinci which has a healing time of 3 to 4 weeks. If you have to have the complete incision for the hysterectomy then it's about 8 weeks. My worry is my fibromyalgia and the intensity of pain and the length of pain is so much worst for me with anything and it scares me.

badluck

Posted by @badluck, Jul 26, 2013

I had the Da vinci surgery by the Best Surgeon there, Mayo,I had no Pain at all! I also had a complete hysterectomy at the same time so they could place the mesh better. Alas it was all a failure. See above reply. Wish you better luck , otherwise it could be worse than before.

pamegannp

Posted by @pamegannp, Mar 18, 2013

There is a Michigan-based company called It's You Babe that sells a product indicated for external prolapse of the bladder or uterus. The product is called the V2 Supporter, and I've heard very good things about it.

That said, I do not know if the product is intended for use post-surgery, prior to surgery or used without the need for surgery. I'd recommend contacting the manufacturer and asking them about that.

The most comprehensive information I could find on it read as follows: (Indicated for) " ... External Prolapsed Bladder and for the Uterus post-Sclerotherapy." (Source: http://prenatal-cradle.com/v2-supporter/ ) .

That source is non-commercial in nature, although there is a link to the manufacturer's website on the page. I'd click that and fill out the contact form on the manufacturer's website with whatever questions you may have.

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badluck

Posted by @badluck, Jul 26, 2013

good luck! I am sorry to tell you I had it done at Mayo and then had to have it cut loose because it was to tight! I have had numerous UTI'S and incontinence , that I didn't have before the procedure. Now I am having Severe pain that comes back with a clear culture. I wish I had never had this done because I am In worse condition than I was before the surgery. The doctors there finally told me there was nothing else to do, I would just have to live with it. They could not redo the surgery even though my bladder prolapsed after they cut the mesh. Wish anyone who has this better luck.

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