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Help! Prolapsed bladder after 2 surgeries and now intestines...
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Help! Prolapsed bladder after 2 surgeries and now intestines...

Hi, I'm posting this to hopefully find some answers and support for my mom. She finally had a hysterectomy in 2005 because of a prolapsed uterus that happened after my sister was born in 1988.

After the hysterectomy, her bladder fell and was pressing against her vaginal skin. She had another surgery to put mesh in place to hold the bladder. Both the hysterectomy and this surgery were where the surgeons went in through her vagina.

Since then, her bladder has fallen again, and then mesh part is coming through her vaginal wall. To make matters worse, her intestines are also falling and are now somewhat hanging out of her body. Her doctors have no answers for her. She is uncomfortable and scared to have another surgery because it could make things even worse.

I would like to know if there is hope for her and if there is an experienced doctor that she can talk to about this. It doesn't matter where as long as we can call someone and get some help. Her current doctors don't seem to know what to do and we have no where to turn.
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Hello there.  I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s problem.  There certainly is hope so don't despair and don't give up.  I will refer you to the website for the American Urogynecologic Society (www.augs.org), and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (www.sgsonline.org) both websites contain listings for doctors that treat these problems.  Treating mesh complications requires some experience to be sure to inquire as to how many of these cases they have done before choosing the physician that will be addressing your mother’s problem.  
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Thank you so much for your answer! I will check out the AUGS and hopefully find some direction.
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Good Luck.  
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