Colposuspention opp

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Want some advise if anyone has had the colposuspension opp done.I had the bulking agent done 1st Dec 17.& only lasted 10days.& ive just had it done again & good for a week,leaking quite alot again.My next option is the opp.Is a big decision to make i need something ive no life. Wondered if a success.

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    Hi Janet,

    I had the burch colposuspension done 2 years ago and have never looked back!  Best decision I ever made and has had a huge effect on my quality of life.

    I also had bulking agents which lasted up to a month so were a waste of time.  Prior to my op I would leak simply by just walking fast!  It's a major operation and takes time to recover but I thoroughly recommend it.  Happy to answer any specific questions you may have.

    Mary

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      Thankyou,are you out of action for a couple of mths too?I had a active life & ive been 6mths not doing anything!I live on a farm & have a horse whats been ridden only twice.So im going to ring my consultants secretary up tomorrow.The doctor said if you think its not work ring up straight away.Does this opp course a problem with passing urine;& effect on sex life!Ive been googling.I would need opp soon too,then ive spring summer to get over it.But i will go private if i have too do.Thanks again

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    You won't be able to work for 6 weeks afterwards and no lifting for another 6 weeks. So it takes a good three months to recover.  Don't try to do things too soon or you will undo all the good work - be patient. 

    I didn't have any problems with my bladder afterwards and there has been no difference at all to my sex life.

    I hope it goes just as well for you! 

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      Thanks for the info Mary.Ive rung my consultants secretary up 2day & ive got appointment to see consultant nxt Tues to have a talk of what nxt.I sooo hoped the bulking agent would have worked.I don't work,only at home making meals,now our lambing time starts this wked.Not heard from anyo e else about the opp.R u in uk. J.

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    Yes I'm in UK and had my op under the NHS.  

    Good luck - I hope it all goes well!

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      Ive got appointment to c my consultant on Tues.Back on my big pads yesterday,change twice 2day😠😢

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    Hi Janet

    i had Tvt done and I definitely don’t recommend that but I’ve heard great things about Colposuspention and also sling made with your own tissue.  I think either route would be good way to go.  Don’t let them talk you into a TVT or TOT saying it’s tape and not mesh.  It has ruined many women’s lives and it’s a crap shoot when put in if you will be one of those women.  Wishing you a success in whatever you choose to do.  Take care!

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      Hi;im booked in for the colposuspension,it was a big decision to make;my procedure isn't for mesh & i would go down that line anyway.Saw my consultant on Tues she did mention Sling but she sed u get bladder infections.So im down for Emergency,in about 6wks.I can't carry on any longer.Jan

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    Hi, I'm 8 days post op after Burch colposuspension surgery. I had tried everything and this, i felt, was my last option. The surgeon was satisfied that everything had gone well, only time will tell. I had open surgery as keyhole is not yet available in my area.  I have an 18cm, very neat, bikini line incision that appears to be healing well.

      I am still in a lot of pain and extreme discomfort but I keep reminding myself that I have had MAJOR surgery and only just over a week ago.  

    I have had a few sneezy episodes and, so far so good, no leaking😁👍🏻🙏🏻 Going for a wee takes a bit longer than usual but I was warned about that. It should steadily improve. 

    My GP has signed me off work for 3 months as I have a very demanding, active and physical job, work have been really supportive too.

    I'm happy to keep you updated if you want and wish you well with your op x 

    Ann-Marie

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      So pleased to hear that your op has been successful.  Yes it is major surgery and takes 3 months to recover from properly but the benefits are huge.  Before too long you will forget you ever had this embarrassing problem and will be able to live a full life again. All the best!
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      Hi,thank for info,i go 4 my pre opp on Mon,then ive to have a MRI scan on 10thMay.So it will soon be after that. But my consultant says,don't google it;because every one has a different body shape.So i know all the pro's & con's.But even so im not looking forward to it.Ive been 8mths like this,& worse since i had a lump removed from my urethra tube, in Sept.Ive no life.xj

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      Deffo don’t google it, just listen to the doctor. I’ve suffered years but got much worse2 years ago after prolapse surgery! 
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