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Prolapsed Bladder

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Comment from: 43 n don't kn wat do, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

I have severe prolapsed bladder and I did have surgery to repair as well as hysterectomy at the same time. A few months after surgery it prolapsed again but in worse condition now and I'm always in pain. I haven't had intercourse in 4 or 5 years and surgeon seems like doesn't care and now don’t know what to do.

Comment from: Glyndy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I had a bladder lift done in January for my prolapsed bladder. Not with sling, just lift and attached to either side of my body. Up to the last minute I was worried. Since then I have had continual pain in my left groin and lower abdomen. I had a few bladder infections as well. My general health which was always good has declined. Wish I never had it done.

Comment from: Eliza , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I have a prolapsed bladder. I was suffering for months, I couldn’t even lift my grandson but after wearing a pessary I feel much better. I have had it for two weeks, the only problem is that my doctor said that eventually I have to change the size and a surgery is expensive. I don’t have insurance I paid about 300 hundred dollars but it’s worth it.

Comment from: Nora, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

Sometimes it feels like my bladder is in my vagina and it is a pressure that hurts. Since I got the prolapsed bladder I can’t have sex because it is painful and makes me want to urinate. I’m 51 years old.

Comment from: Karen, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I just had the surgery for prolapsed bladder. I feel good. I have a concern. I just seem to have a little leaking when I really have to go urinate.

Comment from: Gailin, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

I have had a hysterectomy, two mesh surgeries for prolapsed bladder and mesh repairs two times, and now I have a vaginal cuff prolapse which protrudes so badly that even when I lie down it is still protruding. I went to the doctor and he thinks I should try a pessary. Two weeks ago my husband saw it and he said it made his stomach turn. He has not touched me since and says he will not. On Christmas Eve he told me he wanted to separate, I am 66 and want my life back. All I can do is cry. I can't believe this is happening.

Comment from: Lola, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

Well, I had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago and they did a bladder surgery at that time to repair bladder prolapse. I am now 66 years and am miserable; any bending, straining yard work or just house work is uncomfortable! I am not a heavy person and have always been active and worked outdoors, lifting if needed. But now I cannot even do simple gardening tasks, I have lower back pain as well! I will try to go to a urogynocologist to seek help! Hope they can help because this is not fun. But worried about the surgery and mesh issues!

Comment from: sheri, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I recently had bladder surgery for prolapsed bladder, and I 'am so happy I did! For me it got to the point that I could feel the bladder every time I wiped. The first time I felt that ball it scared me to death. It got to the point every time I sat down I felt like I was sitting on a ball, and I was. I had the feeling of having to urinate but when I went not much came out. I could never empty my bladder all the way, that's why it always felt full. It started to get in the way of my daily activities, like gym, hiking, long distant walks. I looked into wearing a pessary but decided against it because I am still sexually active with my husband, and having to take it in and out was not for me. Other than having to take it slow for 6 weeks the surgery was well worth it for me. I am 67 please feel free to ask any questions if this is something you might be thinking about doing; I did!

Comment from: Tilly, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I have worked hard all my life, including handling heavy objects every day. One day at age 54 I felt my guts were coming out of my girl parts. I went to doctor she said I had a prolapsed bladder and sent me to a specialist who wants to operate. They want to do a hysterectomy, and apply mesh. They say I will be all better. I am using a pessary device, it’s frustrating, and I am an outdoors kind of girl who loves to camp and hike, if I go to bed with the pessary I leak, so it must be taken out and cleaned and be reinserted. I am worried about operation as you here about the law suits and the mesh not working, I do not want a hysterectomy, but they won’t do the operation without it. Frustrated and confused!

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Comment from: Caz, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 04

I have a prolapsed bladder but am fortunate in that it does not trouble me very much. My bladder does show at the entrance to my vagina so I think this is a stage 2 prolapse. I do have a little trouble emptying my bladder properly but do not really have a problem with frequency. I always go to the toilet two or three times last thing just so that I don't have to get up in the night. Lying down changes the position of my bladder making a nighttime trip to the bathroom necessary if I've not gone last thing before putting out the light after reading a while in bed. My main concern is that it will get worse as I don't always remember that I must not carry weights or pull and push furniture around. I have had to stop doing Pilates as some of the exercises exert a downward pressure which I don't think is helpful at all. I would like to take Zumba classes but feel this might also be disadvantageous. My only exercise is walking my dog which I do daily. All in all, I am not finding the prolapse to be much of a problem at the moment but suspect that it will get worse if I'm not very careful.

Comment from: Scully, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 30

It is horrible living in secret and hiding a prolapsed bladder from your partner and family. I don't have insurance. So surgery is out of the question financially. I recently had to go through a body scanner at an airport while flying. The worst, most humiliating thing was being scanned again, pulled aside, and then taken in a private room to explain what I was hiding between my legs. To be told I was lying. Frisked, and then after explaining to the security it was called a prolapsed bladder who had no idea what that was I was released to go to my plane. It has affected my social and private life. I will never be able to wear pretty slim clothes, as I am thin, or allow a partner to see my disfiguration. It's a living agony to deal with. I'm totally healthy otherwise, never had surgery, on no medications. So while I have this, I'm thankful because so many others are suffering from worse things. I just wish there was an over the counter device to hold my bladder up!

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