Bladder fell after 6 weeks

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My bladder fell to a stage 3 , six weeks after the surgery.  I just saw a different doctor.  This one is at the Cleveland Clinic.    He said.."it's not your fault...you did nothing wrong...your doctor didn't do a good job...she only did half the surgery." Now I am scheduled for another surgery in April.  We all know what we went through, and to have to have it again!..I am so depressed!!  Plus I have a pacemaker, on Coumadin, a blood thinner for Atrial Fibrillation.  I'm 77 yrs old and if I don't have the surgery my kidneys may fill up again with urine and I will need dialysis.  PLEASE BE SURE YOUR SURGEON HAS HAD A LOT OF EXOERIENCE  before you chose him/her.

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    Are you in the UK dorothy? 
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      No, I'm in the U. S.  OHIO,  I  came upon your forum.  It's the best, so I thought it was good for me, even though I'm not in the UK
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      You're right dorothy. It's good to share experiences and I'm always interested in what happens in the USA. I've met a few doctors from America 
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      I'm in U.S. Also in Arizona. I'm 16 weeks postop for bladder prolapse and uterus removed. I'm 66 this year and doing pretty good. Have to still slow myself down a little cause find myself getting to busy. On road now to Los Angeles for weekend and still little discomfort riding to long and have to sit on pillow. I had a wonderful ungyncologist do my surgery, he specializes in women with these issues and also does educational classes for woman. When I was a few days postop I don't know what I would of done without this site, it would of been hard for me without the support and advise of the women in the UK and Matron. Hope all goes well with you! Keep the faith!!
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    So sorry to hear this! Are you getting it done again and when? Will be praying for you!!
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      In April.  I have had blood in my urine and cancer cells in my urine since before the surgery.  My original surgeon said she would do a Cystoscopy every three months, but the new doctor said the cancer could be in the kidneys, and he wants another urologist to do a workup to see if they can find the site of the cancer first.  So he thinks the surgery will be in April.  
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    Absolutely Dorothy...it's so important to have someone who is experienced in what you need. It is why I stayed with my lead Urogynacologist in Worcester, when I moved to Somerset. I had to travel over 100miles to the hospital for my surgery. but felt confident, as he told me that he also teaches the Operation that I had.  
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      Yes, the new doctor also teaches and is head of the department at the Cleveland clinic.  It is far from my home, so for convince, I Chose a doctor that was 15 minutes away.  MISTAKE!  My husband still works and we have one car, and I didn't want to bother my sister and neighbors to have to drive me for appointments etc.
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    It is so important a Urogynaecologist performs the surgery and not just a gynaecologist. Urogynaecologists have undertaken the important extra training and are carefully monitored. If a surgeon didn't perform the surgery to the standards expected then he/she is accountable and the patient has every right to complain 
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      Mine was just a gynaecologist but many years experience and utero-vaginal prolapse is down as one of his specialist areas so I guess you just have to research them but it is difficult ! 9 weeks on, fingers crossed he did know what he was doing 😳
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      You have to ensure he is a Urogynaecologist and has undertaken the extra training. Gynaecologists can have years have experience but have not undertaken that extra important training 
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      Yes, the new doctor is a urogynecologist.  I thought that because I had a hysterectomy A regular urologist would be okay.  I thank everyone for responding and those that will be praying for me.  God Bless You all.
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      Yes I will.  I feel so comfortable with all of you.  Matron, you are so caring and so well informed.  Thank you
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      Good luck in your recovery, Debra, I Will be praying for you and all the other wonderful ladies who support us.
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      So was mine Debra ! Nothing we can do about it now !! Just have to pray they are good ones and know what they are doing xx
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      All Urogynaecologists are gynaecologists so you need to check his qualifications and all those letters after his name.
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      I just went to my gp she referred me to see a gynaecologist so as far as I'm awake I thought that was right..surely he wouldn't have done it if he didn't no what he was doin 😳
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      I think it would mean what qualifications.or special training he or she would have had x
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      FRCS or MRCS or MRCG those sort of letters but all surgeons will be one of those but to check they've done the extra training you have to check them out on the General Medical Committee (GMC) website 
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      Hi Matron, I checked website, my surgeon is obstretic and gyn not urogyn, I know she performs surgery such as histerectomy (I had a antrior wall repair). You mentioned many times it should be urogyn, just wonders why gyn do these operation (I need another one in the future), I will see her on April, so I ask her maybe she had a help from urogyn 😱 Can you clear it up a litlle bit please.

      Thank you Agnes

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      A Urogynaecologist has undertaken about 4 years extra training after they have passed the Member of the Royal College of Gynaecologists (MRCG) examination. This is in depth training in a specialist hospital that specialises in Urogynaecology (all pelvic floor surgery). Prolapse surgery is complicated and the general thinking now is that this extra training is very important however there's nothing to prevent a gynaecologist without this specialist training to perform the surgery. Some ask a urologist to assist at the operation but if that was the situation in your case you would have been informed and he/she would have seen you at an appointment. Hope that explains things.
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      Thats explain everything thank you 💐Hopefully pre op women see this info and can be more aware of this,so they can reaserch for more information. My physioterapist recommended my gyn she said she performs a lot of surgerys like this also she is obstetric hmmmm. More questions to ask 😃
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