I had a vaginal hysterectomy in Nov 2006 and sling (by a different gyn and urologist) and ended up with a stitch across my ureter. I ended up needing a ureteral stent for 4 weeks to help ureter heal straight. I did not tolerate this well and even after it came out, I cont having daily problems with pelvic pain, feeling of tightness and heaviness in pelvic region, urinary voiding problems including retention, urgency, frequency, etc. My gyn didn't seem to know what to do since my symptoms were more urinary. My urologist was hoping problems would resolve with time. Ditropan did not help and side effects were Horrible. My uro finally dilated my urethra in April, which helped with the tightness but my over-all pain level shot up dramatically. I am a medical person who found out about Dr Hart at work (he just recently moved here). On my first apptointment, he diagnosed me with IC/PBS (interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome). He initiated immediate therapy to kick-start healing of my bladder and give me much needed pain relief. I'm now taking Elmiron (the only FDA approved drug for IC/PBS). We just did post-op urodynamics and are discussing partial sling removal since it also seems to be causing some of my problems. I'm so glad I found him. I now have hope! Dr Hart is a very knowlegable and conscience doctor who truely cares about his patients and wants to help them.
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