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  • Bladder Augmentation????

    Does anybody have a bladder augmentation??

    I have been posted about a mini/hydros in my dr office. That doesn´t work!!!!

    I asked Mary A to help me to translate my experience, because I want that everybody undertand me. Maybe tomorrow or a day after I can poste it

    I don´t want to take a mistaken solution, so if anybody have a bladder augmentation, please let me know


  • #2
    Hi Flore,

    I have had a bladder augmentation almost four years ago but I also had end-stage IC. If you want to know more about it or have specific questions I would be able to directly answer those questions. I know that they don't like to do them that much due to the failure rate. After the bladder augmentation I ended up having to have an ileo conduit done.
    Please remember though that not all people that have IC progress to the stage that I was. There is a small percentage of people with IC that that happens to. Would love to do an investigation to find out what we as end-stage IC'ers have in common.
    Take care and God Bless <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" /> <img src="graemlins/lmao.gif" border="0" alt="[lmao]" />


    • #3
      Hi Flore,
      I also had an augmetation, but it was not successful and 8 months after it was done I had to get an ileal conduit. I think you are doing the right thing and getting as much info as possible. I don't want to talk you out of the procedure, but I dont think it has a very high success rate long term. Many of those who had the surgery end up needing more surgery. There are some though, that have had great success with it. I think the real key is to get names of patients from your surgeon who he/she has done the surgery on and who would be willing to talk to you. If they can not give you any names then go to the next doctor! Please feel free to email me with further questions. Judith <img src="graemlins/bunny.gif" border="0" alt="[bunny]" />