View Full Version : Does anyone else have a prolapsed bladder that bothers them?
06-07-2006, 12:22 PM
I have a prolapsed bladder that is driving me crazy. It feels like there is a ball inside my vagina, and it causes me to have pressure also. I have tried a pessary in the past, it didn't work out though, it caused me too much pain. I was told if I go ahead a have surgery for it, my IC could get worse, and I sure don't want that to happen. I just don't know what to do. I could sure use some good advice from you guys right now. Thanks for listening.
06-07-2006, 01:24 PM
I'm not sure who told you it would make your IC worse --- when my bladder prolapsed, getting it put back where it belonged helped me to feel better.
06-07-2006, 01:32 PM
Abdomenal surgery can certainly have an affect on IC .....but most people I have talked to that had a prolapsed bladder felt that was making their IC worse.....so if your doctor believes that surgery will help it may improve your IC after you recover. I beleive that if your doctor understands IC and the risk of surgery huring your bladder, and you take the time you need to recover....and rest and help your pelvic muscles to heal...that surgery could help.
I looked at this post because I have a prolapsed pouch(basically the organ doing the job my colon was supposed to do). It causes me problems but the doctor felt that at the point I am now it was better for me to keep it from getting worse than to do surgery.
I sure hope you can feel better!!!!
06-08-2006, 02:02 AM
Thanks guys for the responses. Katrina, I do feel my prolapsed bladder is making my IC worse. I think I am going to talk to my gyne about finally getting it fixed. Thanks guys.
06-08-2006, 10:38 AM
I had a hysterectomy along with A&P repair 3 years ago due to uterine, bladder and rectal prolapse. My bladder issues started (5 months prior to the hyst) and the urologist couldnt figure out what was wrong. After months of dealing with the URO I decided that maybe the bladder issue was some sort of GYN problem-so off to the GYN i went. Upon exam is when the prolapse(s) were diagnosed (i was asymptomatic other than the urinary frequency, urgency and bladder pain) and the GYN assured me this was the cause of all my bladder issues. After much thought I agreed to the hyst and repairs only to find out post-op that this was NOT the solution to my bladder problem......
Thats not to say that you wont be helped by having the prolapse repaired; its just a warning that one shouldnt go into surgery thinking everythings going to be perfect post-op only to find out nothings changed.
Take care and good luck to you
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