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Mom has a prolapsed bladder. She's 92. Anyone have any experience with this condition? She is going to a urologist this week.

Is this a dangerous procedure to fix? She feels discomfort in her vagina so it has slipped way down. She is going to her appointment with a Patient Navigator, a program that takes seniors to doctor appointments, and helps them to communicate effectively with their doctors.

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Uterine and cervical prolapses are not unusual for women to have. I've had one (cervical) for several years. There are several websites / support sites for additional information. As far as surgery for someone your mom's age, I agree with Sunygirl1. My mom had anesthesia for her cochlear implant and for the next six months she was not herself. She was mad most of the time, she did not read, and was beyond ornery!!!
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I might also look into the people who report marked mental decline after surgeries and use of general anesthesia in the elderly.
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Thank you for your responses. Mom doesn't have life threatening disease really; but this prolapsed bladder is very bothersome for her. I'll stay tuned for more input and let you know what happens on her appointment.
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Oh, my mother says the recovery from these surgeries were extremely painful and she refuses to even consider having another one. She's now 75 years old. She wears a pad due to bladder leakage, Often, with this condition, you have other organs that drop down too, such as the bladder and uterus.

At age 92, I would really lean away from surgery if at all possible. Does you mom want palliative care?
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I would be very cautious about procedures. My mother had that condition years ago. She was barely 60 when she had TWO different surgeries to correct it. Both failed. It was extremely painful and all for naught. She still has the condition.

Be aware that it makes you more prone for Urinary Tract infections. I have read that some women are kept on a low dose regimen of antibiotics to pervent this, but my mom is not. She does suffers recurring infections though.

I would be very skeptical of any doctor recommending surgery and if they did, I would get a second opinion.
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If they just want a pessary, fine. If they start talking surgery, say NO.
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My mom has a prolapsed bladder that is actually visible from the outside all of the time. My SIL took her to a gynecologist and because she has dementia they recommended that as long as it wasn't bothering her that it was probably better to just let it be. Cleaning her up is a little bigger chore but not as bad as one would think.

As far as having something done for it they will typically have the woman go in and be fitted for a pessary that helps support the bladder. Not dangerous at all : )
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