I have had MS since 1976. The past 1-2 yrs have had more bladder control problems. Have been worked up several times and determined I am at stage 4 renal failure. I am now listed for kidney transplant and have been doing peritoneal dialysis for last 4 months. Recently my pelvic florr has weakened and I hav enow uterine prolapse PLUSS other things dropping. Possible facing colon-rectum surgery???? This is beyond anything I was ever tole to expect. Any ideas?
I'm really not sure what to say, i would of thought actual renal failure would be highly unusual for MS but having said that, its still quite possible. Both bladder control and pelvic weakness is commonly associated with MS, sometimes surgery is recommended but more a last resort after trying caths and everything else first. I'm not sure about colon-rectum weakness/prolapse issues at all, honestly your story is beyond me and all i really have is an MS informational site thats well worth reading through.
The things dropping sound like things I've heard of happening to women who have experienced many (or just difficult) pregnancies. Have your docs suggested that MS is a factor in these things? Bladder control, yes, but the rest sounds to me as though it could well be from other causes. As I said somewhere else this morning, I'm no doctor. Just offering thoughts.
The dropping of organs in the female area is more common than people realize. It's not that complicated a surgery in the US. As to how it tracks with MS, I do not know. I have friends who have had it done. It connects to pregnancy sometimes.
Do you have a good OB-GYN doctor managing this with your urologist?
You've had a plate full!
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