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Urinary Disorders

Bladder Prolapse

03/10/2009

Question:

I had a TAH about 6 years ago. My cervix was also removed. Now I am noticing that my bladder is starting to protrude outside my body. I was told that unless I lost a great deal of weight (I am 5 `7 and weigh 247) that I would not be able to have a surgical procedure done to help me. I am very concerned as I am now beginning to feel as though everything is falling out of me. What options are available to me?

Answer:

Pelvic floor relaxation and prolapse is not that uncommon. It is true that you should loose some weight for, excess weight may also contribute to prolapse and may interfere with reconstructive procedure. However, surgical reconstruction still can be done by an expert in the field. Such as a urologist or urogynecologist.

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Response by:

Ahmad  Hamidinia, MD Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati