Women's Health Community
Surgery soon for hysterectomy,sacrocolpopexy,rectopexy, bladder sling, ...
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: medical conditions, general health, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Surgery soon for hysterectomy,sacrocolpopexy,rectopexy, bladder sling, lots of fears , questions

Dr.        Help! Lots of questions> New to this forum. I am 53 yr old, nulliparous, slightly obese--BMI 30.3, having surgery 4/21/09 for multiple  prolapse issues and incontinence and  I am terrified! I have a prolapsed uterus  stage 2 with cervix  outside of vagina; cystocele; large rectocele; stress incontinence, full rectal prolapse; fecal incontinence. I have had so many tests I can't count. Some rectal nerve damage.I have been referred up to Portland, 4 1/2 hr drive away for a combined surgery with Urogynecologist and Rectal Surgeon. I am  worried about having TVT bladder sling and sacrocolpopexy with poly..mesh.Have heard such horrible stories about mesh complications and wondering about use of cadaver, bovine or own skin in place of mesh. Do most surgeons agree to this? are results better?
Also, they plan on open abdominal surgery for all...would laparoscopic surgery be better? Can they do it with the number of procedures involved? worried about complications of bladder sling--leg pain, unable to pee, peeing 20 times a day etc.? Are the risks worth it for mild/moderate stress incontinence?
Have had chronic constipation and wondering why dr didn;t suggest a resection on colon with rectopexy. Ideas?
Doctor said in hospital 2-3 days, but I am reading 3-8 days average..what do you think?to make things worse, I am out of work and NO insurance.



This discussion is related to Everything’s Fallen--I Want it Back Up!.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1108141_tn?1317135179
Blank
LandM2009 Hope everyone has a good ho... Comment
1 min ago
1580318_tn?1440177198
Blank
Shannon79 Happy 3rd Birthday to my li... Comment
12 mins ago
1386765_tn?1383624932
Blank
pb95 commented on Rellyrell's status
59 mins ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
qwertqwert
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
10225605_tn?1408638630
Blank
ipurr2
Tucson, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
old_before_my_time
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
136956_tn?1425609872
Blank
ticked
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
qwertqwert