| | HELP!!!! Ureter damage
I had a laporoscopic hysterectomy on June 5th and during the procedure my right ureter was lacerated. Eight days after the surgery I began leaking vaginally. After several tests, it was concluded that I had a leak in the ureter. A double J stent was inserted on June 16 and removed on July 12, thinking the ureter had healed itself. on July 15, the leaking re-occurred. From July 15 to the 26, I leaked profusely. On the 26th a nephrostomy tube and stent was inserted. This tube is to go from the kidney to the bladder. Three days later, I noticed the stent was in the vagina, NOT the bladder. That same day, the radiologist removed the stent and tried unsuccessfully to re-insert another one. It was impossible to get past the fistula in the ureter to get the stent into the bladder. Now, I have to have surgery to cut the ureter and re-implant it into another spot in the bladder. If anyone has had this type of surgery, please give me some information. Is it painful? what is the recovery time? and did you have problems after surgery? A simple hysterectomy has turned into a nightmare!!!!!