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Hello I wanted to see if anyone out there has had experience with someone at an older age 80 with a prolapsed blatter that is coming out. My grandma wanted me to research for her. Her doctor wants to do a mesh or sling and she is scared because family members have heard about all of the lawsuits and things that can go wrong. But I was wondering if it is different for someone her age who is not active. I was thinking the benefits would outway the risk. Does anyone have any input I am not sure if this is best website for this question I have just started researching if someone knows better site let me know.

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Yes, they are also designed to support the bladder. Her primary suggested it and referred her to the urologist. I was present, so i know that's what he said. I've also looked it up online. There are articles that discuss it.

And, doctors tried to fit her with one years ago, but, it didn't work out well.
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I am not aware of a Pessory Ring available to support the bladder - Sunnygirl, are you thinking for the cervix?
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Grandmapa,
I would do extensive research before you decide on surgery. Some people are not good candidates.

My mom is now 75, but when she was younger she had TWO surgeries to repair her prolapses at a very well respected hospital and by a specialist. NEITHER one worked. It was extremely painful and she had slow recovery.

She still has the same problem. She is seeing a urologist soon about getting a PESSARY. She had trouble getting fit for one years ago, but we hope there have been advances and they can help her with this now.

Please let us know how things go with your grandmother.
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be *that* it
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could the reason they didn't see my mothers bladder during the ct scan be in prolapsed?
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Any surgery poses risks - be sure to ask the question of the surgeon - would he perform this surgery on his 80 year mom?
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Also is the factor of any prolapse in her cervix- if she still has one. My cervix was damaged years ago during childbirth but was told it wasn't a problem - until it became a problem- which it eventually did. My cervix prolapsed and positioned itself on my uretha which in effect was like a kink in a garden hose and made peeing an issue - at times I couldn't or at best got a trickle going. In addition my cervix was dragging my bladder down. I finally had a radical hysterectomy and I was very, very lucky that my bladder popped back up into place with no lasting damage. Sorry if this is TMI - just trying to be helpful - lol! Anyhoo - had my bladder not gone back into place we were going to do the bladder repair I mentioned above - I too, was very nervous about the mesh. My surgeon did say that meshes done vaginally are safer than ones put in abdominally - just a tip.
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Grandmapa, If it is any consolation, the transvaginal mesh repairs were more likely to fail due the mechanics of sexual activity and childbirth. Grandma is past that. The other risk factor is obesity. If grandma is a heavy-set woman, she might improve with some weight loss and pelvic floor exercises. Just a thought.
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I was reading about that procedure today, so I have not asked her yet. Thank you for your advice. My grandma is going to doctor in one week and I am helping her with some options to discuss with doctor. When I talk to her all she talks about is the mesh and she is scared of it. I plan to also tell her about this procedure so she can discuss with doctor. Her activity is very light cleaning and light cooking and maybe out to eat once a day to Hardees.

I think this sounds like a better procedure than mesh hopefully she will be a candidate.

I guess another reason to throw this post out there is to see if anyone has had someone who had a bad experience or good experience with having a severe bladder prolapse and the outcome of any procedure.

If you search for anything on the internet its gonna tell you the worst.
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Have you asked her dr about bladder repair without a sling? The procedure can be done with stitches attaching the bladder to existing tissue in the surrounding area. The iffy factor is two-part - the surrounding tissue must be healthy enough to hold the stitches with out tearing and generally the patient needs to be somewhat inactive to again, prevent the bladder from ripping loose.
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