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Old 07-31-2002, 06:22 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Compton, CA USA
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vashaun HB User
Post 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!!!!!

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Old 08-03-2002, 06:53 PM   #2
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AndreaK HB User

You have been through a lot! My 4 year old daughter had both uretors reimplanted into her bladder last fall. She had urine reflux (baldder back up to kidneys) that caused horrible infections. The surgery was successful - and 99% are successful. After surgery, she had an epidural for pain control for 2 days. She also had a catheder in for two days. She appeared to be mostly comfortable and very sleepy. She did have trouble with bladder spasms, but we later found out that her catheder was in wrong. She recovered fairly quickly. I would make sure that your surgeon is highly qualified. You don't need any more problems. I will check back and will be glad to try to answer more questions. I am not sure if they generally use an epidural in adult patients.

Old 08-04-2002, 08:18 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northrop, Mn.
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Kamden HB User

vashaun, I don't know what type of hospital facilities you have available where you live but after what you have been through, I would definitely try to get to a clinic or hospital that is extremely reputable with only specialists in this field. From your description of your experiences so far, I would be extremely hesitant to let these same doctors do another operation on me. I am also wondering if you are questioning the mistakes that have been made already and how you have paid for the mistakes with sufferring and more hospital bills. I would certainly go elsewhere and check into what you can do about the damage that has been done to you by talking to an attorney also. There are clinics and hospitals worldwide known for their specialists, and if I were you I would not hesitate to look elsewhere to make sure the job is done right once and for all by somebody who knows what they are doing. I am so sorry for what you have gone through. Good luck

Old 05-04-2006, 07:04 PM   #4
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Location: san diego, ca
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jswill HB User
Re: HELP!!!! Ureter damage

I just joined this website and I hope you still check this. I have had the EXACT SAME THING happen to me. I just had the ureter implanted into the bladder last week. I was wondering how your surgery turned out???

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