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Old 05-21-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
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Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

I'm 45, female, and GYN says I have a falling bladder and I just need to do keggel exercises, 100 per day, and if that didn't work, try physical therapy to help me do keggel exercises more productively. Or surgery which 15% of all women end up having to cathederize themselves for the rest of their lives after surgery. When I told her I'd do the physical therapy, she changed her mind and said, just do the keggel exercises for now.

I recently went for my pap and saw, I think a nurse practisioner(can't remember her title). She said it's way past keggel exercises, need surgery.
I told her what the GYN said. She said that she has never heard such a thing about 15% of all women end up having the cathederize themselves
and is sending me to a Urologist.

Which one is the expert for this bladder problem? Urologist or GYN?
Isn't the urologist the bladder specialist?

 
Old 05-26-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

I trust guyno since she doesn't profit from her reccomendation of doing the kegal exersizes.The Uro could be just trying to make some money off you.My bladder falls ALL the time due to IBS and straining during constipation .I get constipated frequently while menstruating which causes severe bladder pain while I'm on my period when it falls.Its horrific.Anyway,The only way I have found relief after falling bladder episodes is to do the kegal exercises.It will never get better if you don't.It takes weeks to see improvement but it works.Always remember to try not to push when it seems you can't poo or pee.Thats what causes your bladder to fall.Be patient and just take a magazine with you to the bathroom.

 
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

I saw the Urologist today, he doesn't get any money from me and neither does the GYN because they both work at the VA Hosp. The Urologist wants to do a Urodynamics and then possibly proceed w/a hystorectomy(because of cancer issues w/my mom and that I have the same malignant cells and now have a positive ASCUS test and they are doing and HPV now), and repair the wall between the rectum and the bladder(major surgery he's talking about)and suspend the bladder also;3 in 1. Will it be okay to do all that Surgery at once? Thanks for the reply.

Last edited by Shababy; 05-28-2005 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Forgot to put in that Urologist suggested bladder suspension too

 
Old 05-28-2005, 03:59 AM   #4
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

YIKES! Goodluck with your surgery.I hope it is 100% successful.

 
Old 05-29-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

Did either of them mention to you about a PESSARY.

They are fairly common for your problem and could help until and if you have surgery..

 
Old 05-30-2005, 10:05 AM   #6
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No, what is PESSARY?

 
Old 05-30-2005, 04:50 PM   #7
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No, what is PESSARY?

http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/wha/wha_vagipess_crs.htm

 
Old 05-30-2005, 05:44 PM   #8
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Re: pessary

A pessary is a thing you put in to your vagina and it holds the bladder in place. Some women would rather use them instead of surgery.
Once they are in you do not feel them. They do need to be cleaned daily and need to be removed before a bowel movement in case you push it out. Of course they have to be removed before intercourse. They do not hurt and you can not feel it.
You have to be sized by the Doctor and he will usually put it in for you the first time.

It is sort of a pain in the rear all this,but lots of women have them.

Hope this gives you a bit of info. You could ask your DR about it. Good luck. TWOKATSS

 
Old 06-15-2005, 08:34 AM   #9
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

Can someone tell me what the symptom of a falling bladder is? I only have to pee every 5 - 6 hours and not at all during the night, but for some reason, about one hour after going to the bathroom I feel a very tiny urge like I have to go. That little uncomfortable feeling stays with me until I go hours later.
Could that be a falling bladder?

 
Old 06-15-2005, 11:09 AM   #10
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A fallen bladder is actually when it comes trough the wall of the vagina muscle and pops out through your vagina. If you had a fallen bladder you would know it. It will protrude a bit.

 
Old 04-07-2008, 02:44 PM   #11
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

I would like a little more info on this subject. I had a total hysterectomy about 10 yrs. ago. I am only 49 yrs old. I was told about 4 yrs ago when I had a pap smear, that my bladder was falling back then. I was told that I had better start doing those exercise to strengthen the muscles. I did them from time to time. I recently discovered that my bladder is now at the opening of my vagina. It does not bother me as far as discomfort goes. But I am a little worried that it might start to protrude outwards. Somebody had mentioned something about cathederize. Can somebody explain to me what this means? And is it true that eventually it will protrude all the way out or is it possible that it will stay where it is and not come out any further.

 
Old 04-07-2008, 04:54 PM   #12
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

I am assuming you have read the thread about this here....Talk to the DR about a pessary first. If DR thinks it will not work for you, then you either have surgery or put up with it......(not a good thing)...surgery will work for the fallen bladder but not incontinence always....

 
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Re: Falling bladder(should I have surgery?)

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I would like a little more info on this subject. I had a total hysterectomy about 10 yrs. ago. I am only 49 yrs old. I was told about 4 yrs ago when I had a pap smear, that my bladder was falling back then. I was told that I had better start doing those exercise to strengthen the muscles. I did them from time to time. I recently discovered that my bladder is now at the opening of my vagina. It does not bother me as far as discomfort goes. But I am a little worried that it might start to protrude outwards. Somebody had mentioned something about cathederize. Can somebody explain to me what this means? And is it true that eventually it will protrude all the way out or is it possible that it will stay where it is and not come out any further.
I've talked to several women about the sling surgery for a prolapsed bladder on here. Most said that the healing process from the surgery was much longer than docs told them( some said up to 4 months from work). And...some did end up having to self catheter( put a line in the urethra to pee). I ended up trying pelvic floor therapy to help with leaking and strengthen my pelvic floor muscles(doing lots of kegels). I've only had one session so I don't know if it's working. I do wonder if all of this is to make money and that maybe it will not help my prolapsed bladder.
Best Wishes,
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:29 AM   #14
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I have not yet seen a doctor, but certainly do plan to. Thanks so much for the info. Will let you know what the doc says.

 
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