Trisha

North Grafton, MA

#62 Mar 10, 2008
I am 39, have two children ages 15 and 13 who were both born vaginally. I had urine leakage ever since my first child was born. I had TVT-O along with cystocele repair and tubal ligation on 2/20/08. No complications from surgery, I went home the next day able to urinate on my own without a catheter. I don't have any pain so I must he healing okay. I will go for my 6 week post-op check up in April and can't use tampons or have sexual intercourse until then. Don't know how the urine leakage problem is because I can't exercise yet either. I thought this surgery would be the answer to my prayers regarding urine leakage so I am keeping my fingers crossed!
Laura

Lake Worth, FL

#63 Mar 19, 2008
I have read and article regarding cystocele repair. One physician states that restrictions apply for 3 months are: not lifting weight in excess of 10 pounds, or performing activites that put strain on the pelvic muscles.

Also, lesiure activities that cause abdominal or pelvic strain must be avoided foreever.

So, first the physicians turn you into a eunuch. Then you cannot enjoy the activities that have brought joy to life.

Sounds like life is over.
kaytee

United States

#64 Mar 20, 2008
I am 39 and I have four children. I had the surgery on Feb. 1 2008. I have not had any problems with leaking or not being able to go. My husband and I waited 6 weeks before we had sexual intercourse. He said that he felt something and that it was really hard and stiff. I went to the doc. on Monday and she said that the mesh had come thru the wall of my vigina. She said that it could be fixed but with my weight that it would be hard to do. I am having gastric bypass May 9 and she said that I could wait to have it fixed until June. She called today and told me that she wanted me to use a cream that can help heal over the mesh.??? I am really scared about this. Can anyone give me advice? Thank you Kaytee Indiana
Char - Ohio

Brunswick, OH

#65 Mar 21, 2008
very interesting reading all the comments regarding this lawsuit. I am having my procedure on Tuesday, March 25. I have confidence in my doctor (who has done over 300). I will report back on Wednesday and also in the weeks to follow with hopefully positive feedback - Thanks-Char
Trisha wrote:
I am 39, have two children ages 15 and 13 who were both born vaginally. I had urine leakage ever since my first child was born. I had TVT-O along with cystocele repair and tubal ligation on 2/20/08. No complications from surgery, I went home the next day able to urinate on my own without a catheter. I don't have any pain so I must he healing okay. I will go for my 6 week post-op check up in April and can't use tampons or have sexual intercourse until then. Don't know how the urine leakage problem is because I can't exercise yet either. I thought this surgery would be the answer to my prayers regarding urine leakage so I am keeping my fingers crossed!
Jutta

Gatesville, TX

#66 Mar 21, 2008
Four weeks ago I also had the Gynecare TVT sling procedure. Now I have discovered that the edge of the sling has poked through my vaginal wall!! Needless to say I am worried and NOT happy at all. The last time I seen my doctor he was worried and said something about haveing to "trim" it. I have urge incontinence now and still occassional stress incontinence. Haven't had sex in 4 weeks and doesn't look like I will for god knows how long. If he suggests another surgery he may as well take it out. I have also had discharge since the operation which I wouldn't doubt is due to an infection in the vagina. I would NOT do this again if given the chance!
kaytee

United States

#67 Mar 22, 2008
My comment it three up and I was wanting to ask another ?. My doc. called in a cream that is suppost to help heal over the mesh that is through the vaginal wall. The cream that she called in for me is premarin. I am not going through menopause. I am scared to use it. Any information for me? Thanks Kaytee
Trisha

Worcester, MA

#68 Mar 24, 2008
Laura wrote:
I have read and article regarding cystocele repair. One physician states that restrictions apply for 3 months are: not lifting weight in excess of 10 pounds, or performing activites that put strain on the pelvic muscles.
Also, lesiure activities that cause abdominal or pelvic strain must be avoided foreever.
So, first the physicians turn you into a eunuch. Then you cannot enjoy the activities that have brought joy to life.
Sounds like life is over.
My definition of a "eunuch" is a castrated male unable to reproduce. So, in having my tubes tied (recommended by my PCP by the way) I am now unable to reproduce but I am in NO WAY a male, or even castrated for that matter. So get your facts straight, stop being so dramatic and trying to scare everyone. My life is NOT over, as a matter of fact it is better because the TVT-O worked and I can now exercise, dance, laugh and sneeze without leakage which was the whole point of having the surgery done. The cystocele surgery was necessary because muscles weakened from childbirth had caused my uterus to drop. Was I not supposed to have that done either? Just let it protrude out eventually? My surgeon was top-notch, the head of the entire Urogynecology dept at the hosptial I went to. If you choose to have this surgery, just make sure your surgeon is experienced and qualified for this procedure. I am truly sorry that some women have had bad experiences, but there are also good experiences as well and it's important to remember that.
Bri

Canada

#69 Mar 25, 2008
I found this site and I'm wondering, if after the TVT procedure, did anyone go through a tremendous amount of bleeding? I was told it should only be a little bit of spotting,then I'd be fine within a few days since it was a minimally invasive procedure. I was in SO MUCH PAIN and I bled sooooo much, for over a month. They didn't let me stay at the hospital over night either, I was sent home since it was a 'day surgery'. I'm in Canada, not that my location is much of importance, but I wasn't even told that every 5 years you'd need to have it REDONE, or it could be sooner/later depending on how frequent you cough/sneeze/lift heavy items. Now, I'll have to go and have the procedure done again, or get it removed after 5 years. My periods are very irregular, and are dormantly dark, and last forever. Anyone else have this problem? Recently, I've developed heavy heavy bleeding (like I'm going to pass out) and, excrutiating pain in my abdomen. I can soak through a tampon (then a pad under it) within an hour. Anyone ever had these symptoms? Should I get the surgery again when it's time, or get it removed? Also, I have no children and I'm in my twenties.
Thanks
Trish

Shrewsbury, MA

#70 Mar 25, 2008
Bri wrote:
I found this site and I'm wondering, if after the TVT procedure, did anyone go through a tremendous amount of bleeding? I was told it should only be a little bit of spotting,then I'd be fine within a few days since it was a minimally invasive procedure. I was in SO MUCH PAIN and I bled sooooo much, for over a month. They didn't let me stay at the hospital over night either, I was sent home since it was a 'day surgery'. I'm in Canada, not that my location is much of importance, but I wasn't even told that every 5 years you'd need to have it REDONE, or it could be sooner/later depending on how frequent you cough/sneeze/lift heavy items. Now, I'll have to go and have the procedure done again, or get it removed after 5 years. My periods are very irregular, and are dormantly dark, and last forever. Anyone else have this problem? Recently, I've developed heavy heavy bleeding (like I'm going to pass out) and, excrutiating pain in my abdomen. I can soak through a tampon (then a pad under it) within an hour. Anyone ever had these symptoms? Should I get the surgery again when it's time, or get it removed? Also, I have no children and I'm in my twenties.
Thanks
Why did you have this procedure done if you are in your 20's and have no children? I needed to have it done because having 2 children born vaginally wrecked my pelvic muscles down there. When I had the TVT done, I stayed overnight because I also had a cystocele repair done and a tubal ligation as well (I figured get everything done at once!) It would have been done as an outpatient procedure if not for the other things. I was told to expect bleeding for up to 2 weeks and I only bled for 1 week, so it sounds like something could be wrong and a call to your surgeon would be in order for you. Did a nurse ever call you to see how you were doing and have you had a post-op checkup yet? Your excessive pain and bleeding don't sound right. I haven't had any bleeding other than a regular period a few weeks ago, and no pain other than menstrual cramps and a little twinge once in awhile around my belly button where they went in to do the tubal ligation. Please call your doctor, better to be safe than sorry.
kaytee

United States

#71 Mar 25, 2008
I had bleeding for about two days. I also had the Nove Sure done at the same time. I have had a lot of discharge due to the mesh coming through the vaginal wall. I would get a hold of my doc. asap. If anyone can help with the problems I have been having please write me. kayteeream@yahoo.com. Thanks Kaytee
Amanda

Barnesville, OH

#72 Mar 29, 2008
Hello, I had the TVT and Nova Sure done about 3 weeks ago and I am still having trouble with discharge. I LOVE the fact that I can sneeze and cough without any leakage! I am only in my twenties but I have two children and my muscles are weak. I can feel something when I stand sometimes and I don't know if it is stitches or the sling. Does anyone have any advice?
kaytee

United States

#73 Mar 29, 2008
Amanda wrote:
Hello, I had the TVT and Nova Sure done about 3 weeks ago and I am still having trouble with discharge. I LOVE the fact that I can sneeze and cough without any leakage! I am only in my twenties but I have two children and my muscles are weak. I can feel something when I stand sometimes and I don't know if it is stitches or the sling. Does anyone have any advice?
I had both done on Feb. 1. I have done everything that the doc. as advised. My husband and I waited to have any sexual contact and when I went for my check up the doc. said that we could resume sexual activity. My husband noticed that he could feel stitches and it hurt me. I called the doc. and went back in and she said that the mesh had come through the vaginal wall. She gave me premerin cream to use but I am afraid of all the side effects. I hope this helps. kayteeream@yahoo.com
Not Happy

New Philadelphia, OH

#74 Apr 1, 2008
kaytee wrote:
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I had both done on Feb. 1. I have done everything that the doc. as advised. My husband and I waited to have any sexual contact and when I went for my check up the doc. said that we could resume sexual activity. My husband noticed that he could feel stitches and it hurt me. I called the doc. and went back in and she said that the mesh had come through the vaginal wall. She gave me premerin cream to use but I am afraid of all the side effects. I hope this helps. kayteeream@yahoo.com
I am having the mesh removed on April 16th. I had discomfort after my first surgery so the doctor went back in and fixed something in September, so that is surgery #2 now i am having some dicomfort and my husband can feel sharp hairlike things when we have intercourse. I am only 41 and worried about the damage done to my vaginal wall. I also am not sure what to do after they take the mesh out. What is my leakage going to be like after that and do i get a another kind of suspention??
mom1965

Wingham, Canada

#75 Apr 2, 2008
i found your form this morning i also had tvt plus uterious ablasion done in aug 2007 it was souposed to be day surgery lol when i was waking up they told me i was going to my room soon then the dr told me he punchered my bladder but that was no big deal .constant pain in hospital for 4 days blood clots couldent pee infection .then they let me go home the next day i went back to emergency high temp more infection 10 days in hospital back to see the surgen 5 times in 4 months then in march2008 i had cyscocope still surgery because i had to go to sleep woke up with wicked pain on me left side again the nurse got the dr they gave me shots for pain and 7 weeks of antibiotics plus a pres for demerol seen him again 2 weeks ago said that my bladder was inflained maybe i got nerve damage then got a pre for lyrica that was a month ago in between seeing my family dr getting different meds to help but nothing does april 2 2008 soupesed to see dr today but we had a storm so got to see him april 10 it driving me nuts i can stand for any time i feel svollen it hurts to wear jeans i wear pjs buckeling over in murder the pain is overwelming i used the heating pad for pain now i am burnt ant sleep life sucks i have 3 kids and it is hard to care and do chores thank goodness for my husband who is a angel. is there any one that can help me know what else to do
mom1965

Wingham, Canada

#76 Apr 2, 2008
sorry for my awful typing
Char - Ohio

Brunswick, OH

#77 Apr 2, 2008
My surgery went very well. It is 8 days later and I am back to work - no heavy lifting - for 6 weeks and no intercourse. My only complaint was that the doctor's office didn't provide specific guidelines for home care. The hospital gave me general post-op guidelines, such as for swelling, etc., but no specific procedures for care. Luckily by the 5th day, I figured it all out for myself. Swelling has gone down and have been urinating properly now - no exercising for another week - then back to it. I am in good shape, 110 lbs, and eat very healthy. I hope to keep it up. Good luck to you all who are suffering. My advice is to make sure you have a very experienced doctor with a good reputation. I also was told of all the risks but chose to go forward. Thank you!
Char - Ohio wrote:
very interesting reading all the comments regarding this lawsuit. I am having my procedure on Tuesday, March 25. I have confidence in my doctor (who has done over 300). I will report back on Wednesday and also in the weeks to follow with hopefully positive feedback - Thanks-Char
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australian lass

Melbourne, Australia

#78 Apr 2, 2008
Having read all the ghastly stories about the TVT, are you all saying it's better to keep wearing a pad when the problem is a weak bladder sphincter muscle?

You have all scared the hell out of me.

Were all your procedures done by a uro-gynaecologist or just a gynaecologist and was she/he a real specialist with a very good name?

Anxiously awaiting your replies
mom1965

Wingham, Canada

#79 Apr 3, 2008
yes mine was done by a uro- gynacologist.
mom1965

Wingham, Canada

#80 Apr 3, 2008
i was not told of all the risks
kaytee

United States

#81 Apr 3, 2008
Yes, mine was a uro-gynacologist. She said that it is non-invsive, low risk, in and out the same day.

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