I have to have surgery for prolapse bladder and uterus. My GYN is going to do it. He says he will use the mesh sling to hold up the bladder. I ask about the law suits with bladder meshes. He said this kind is different. Worried about having surgery now. I need to have urinary catheter, was wondering how long it needs to stay in?
I understand your concerns. Any time you put something foreign in the body, it can cause long-term problems. Granted some do not have problems with surgical mesh. But those who do can suffer horribly and it typically cannot be completely removed.
Also, hysterectomy has its own set of problems since the uterus has life long non-reproductive functions. Have you considered or tried a pessary to suspend your bladder and uterus? There are various types and they have to be fitted. But at least with that, you aren't left with the permanent negative effects.
I had a hysterectomy at age 49 and regret it for many reasons.
I understand your concern as well.
Good thoughts from the poster above.
I was 47 when I had my hysterectomy (left an ovary) and it was a great decision for me.
Would you consider getting a second opinion? That's never a bad idea, and it's important that you know what the difference will be between the old and newer bladder mesh, how long your catheter can remain... all of those things.
You are asking GOOD questions. Wishing you the best.
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