Re: Need advice on bladder operation

From: CherylCole (
Sun Feb 11 06:46:30 2001

At Sat, 10 Feb 2001, Helen Gibson wrote: >
>Hi to everyone,
>I just wanted to ask if anyone has had major bladder problems with ARD.
>I have been suffering from urge incontience/unstable bladder and now my Urologist says that my final option is to have a operaiton called a Bladder Auto-Augmentation/ Detrusor Myectomy.
>The process is they go vaginally and slice the detrusor muscle to stop the bladder from contracting so much, thats the basics of it anyway. This operation is not to be confused with the larger op of bladder augmentation, where they removal part of the intestines to build a new portion of the bladder, but that my be what they will have to do if this op does'nt work, apparently the op that I am having onlly has a 50/50 chance of working or stoping the bladder contractions.
>Anyway I was wondering if anybody out there has had the op that I'm going to have or knows of anybody that has had this operation.
>The benefits of this operation is that they don't have to open you up and my adhesions won't be affected ( I hope!).
>My operation is booked in for the 6th march and I am trying to find out as much about it as possible. I've read a fair bit on the net about it, but there are varying opinons about it's success rate for unstable bladders like mine.
>On a different note, Toni I know what you mean about your husband switching off, When I told my husband, Mark that I would have to go in for bladder surgery he went really quiet and did'nt know what to say. He hates to see me the way I am and does'nt know how to deal with it anymore, He's a great guy and we love each other deeply, he just feels really useless with the way my health is. I know he cares, it's just his way of dealing with it.
>Helen G

Hello Helen, My name is Cheryl. I, too, have bladder problems. I was sent to an uroligist to check things out. I have very strong sudden urges to urinate, some burning, slow urine flow and pain when urinating. The uroligist did a cystogram and a cystometergram. These test are supposed to tell him if the bladder is functioning properly. Have you had these tests done? Mine showed the capacity and the function of the bladder is ok. So why do I have these problems? He thinks it is caused from the adhesions pulling or strangling the bladder, but of course there is not a definate way to check that. I don't think you are right in thinking that because you don't have an incision that you won't have any problems with adhesions. Even if they do your surgery vaginally, anyplace they use a knife to cut you will form adhesions, even internally. of course you won't have the extra ones from an abdominal incision. Good luck with your surgery and a speedy recovery.


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