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    Mothergoose
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    Hydro's do give some people good relief from symptoms for varing lengths of time, you might be one who is helpped a lot by hydros.

    MG

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  • naturegal
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    Thanks ladies. I am unsure what to do (and scared of course). I can either do nothing, have just the cystocele repaired, or have the cystocele repair along with a hydro and bladder biopsy, which I have never had done (I am 54 and have had IC since my late teens). Right now I am just enjoying getting some pain and depression relief from restarting Cymbalta. I thought it was giving me horrible headaches before, but it turns out it was the Cytomel (T3 thyroid hormone) plus needed to lower the dose on my estradiol patch. Part of me wants to just leave everything alone and take Cymbalta, but the rest of me feels unsettled by having such nasty IC symptoms (if I'm not taking Cymbalta) as well as the cystocele and as if I should DO something. But hydros are not a cure, nothing is. If it isn't going to cure, why bother?

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  • Agape
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    Before I was dx with IC, I had surgery for a cystocele and a rectocele. Since I didn't know about the IC, I thought I would feel much better when all this was taken care of and I was healed. I did for awhile, but then started having pains again and knew something else had to be wrong. Finally I saw a doctor who dx me with IC and started me on Elmiron. It took awhile, but I finally did begin to feel much better. It's been four years now and I only have occassional flares (like now).

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  • nanawaggs
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    Hi, naturegal ~ I too had the same problem with awful pain with the 2nd time my bladder fell but felt much better having it repaired. I did have complications from the first suspension, which are very rare, but getting everything in the correct place definitely helps.

    Prayers that you make the right decision for yourself and that you have complete confidence in your surgeon. Please make sure he/she is current with the newest methods to do the surgery that best suits your needs.

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  • ICNDonna
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    It definitely was a problem for me. It didn't take me long to opt for surgery to correct it. And after the surgery I was again able to urinate with no problem. The surgery itself wasn't horrible --- some post-op pain, but I was given meds to control it.

    I have a sling.

    Donna

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  • naturegal
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    Cystocele and more bladder pain

    Does anyone find that having a cystocele worsens their IC pain? I have a Stage 2 cystocele and my symptoms are much worse than before. I have pain 24 hours a day. I should have it repaired, but of course am scared as that will cause more pain at least temporarily. Has anyone gotten pain improvement after having a cystocele repair?
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