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Nov 9, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Thanks for your response. I appreciate your help.

Nov 9, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

Thanks for the response. I’ve been to two OBGYNs locally, the one I’d seen for years recommended surgery, and the second one, who is much younger recommended a pessary. I didn’t even know what a pessary was, and can review the symptoms in hindsight, and can see that I was slowly heading towards a prolapse. (Had one child over 9 lbs with forceps, 34 years ago.) I’m not sure what my next course of action will be, frankly.
My story is at the last part of July I felt like my insides were “hanging low”. The OBGYN I’ve gone to for about 10 years diagnosed a bladder prolapse, described a pessary as messy, and assured me I wouldn’t like it, didn’t even insert one. He said he did surgery vaginally, and suggested that as an option. I put the surgery off because I needed to be with our daughter, who was having a child the first part of October. I knew I couldn’t do surgery and be with our daughter if an August surgery was done. In the meantime, I got a second opinion from a younger OBGYN, and he inserted the pessary. I did have two UTI’s back to back, which apparently sometime happens, but I was able to be with our daughter, and the pessary is doing its “job” so to speak. Our daughter had a beautiful baby boy, and I made it through the mini “prolapse” crisis by using the pessary. I can insert it on my own. It sometimes feels strange, and I’m considering surgery
The OBGYN I’ve done to for years is in his 50’s, and does vaginal surgeries. The younger OBGYN does laparoscopic surgery.
My questions are 1) Which surgery is best (vaginally or laparoscopic)? 2) Can the prolapse really be “fixed”, or will I go through a surgery and still need a pessary? I’m 58, do take a blood pressure med, and another med for hypothyroidism, but would consider myself healthy.

Nov 8, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

I posted recently @mjforch, and was ordering WHO/LOCATION of hospital where you surgery was completed (at Mayo?). How long was your recovery, and is your prolapse better? I’m 58, and am wondering when or if I should have surgery.

Nov 7, 2018 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

This summer I had a bladder prolapse diagnosed as being between a 2-3. Currently have a pessary upon commendation of a young Obgyn. I did have back to back bladder infections, but none recently. Am considering surgery, as my age 50 plus Obgyn recommended surgery which he does vaginally. The young Obgyn uses laparoscopic surgery, and recommended the pessary. My question is what women have experienced with a pessary, and the recuperating time for repairing a bladder prolapse.