Well the UD test was good news and bad news...
apparently my bladder is absolutely fine, any problems i've had are just caused by the pressure of the uterus sitting on top of it. But i think i'll keep my cervix anyway.
The test wasn't embarrassing - and i only felt uncomfortable as the catheter went in, and as my bladder got completely full up.
The oddest bit was once you're filled up the table you are lying on, rotates so that you are standing - there is a bar to hold onto... it was a bit like being on a ride in a theme park! This catching device was postitioned just below my crotch and then i had to cough a few times and that was it. An x-ray machine watched what happened to the contents of my bladder. Nobody had to stare up my ladybits as some other sister reported. I felt a bit sore when i got home - but drank 2 litres of cranberry and it feels fine this morning,
The downside is he said at the end of the test "I'm surprised you don't get any problems from your cyst" "WHAT CYST!!!!" ...apparently I have quite a large cyst (the thing i thought was the cystocele) at the end of my urethra... now if its one sort of cyst, they can drain it - one night in hospital and its all sorted... but if it is a urethral diverticulum the surgery is very complex, involving bladder slings and reconstructive surgery - 10 days in hospital with a catheter (!) and even then there is no guarantee you won't end up incontinent! - There's no way of telling which sort it is without poking a camera up there!
So Sisters, you can imagine that this wasn't the best news I'd had ever... and yesterday I was all over the place trying to rationalise it in my head.
But I have been thinking and also emailing one of my sisters on here - who has been a great help (apologies for cutting and pasting parts of our email L but it was a long story!)
I'm convinced this problem occurred 15 years ago when Charlie was born the consultant thought this was a likely cause also) and i don't have any of the symptoms such as:
Recurrent bladder/kidney infections (I've never had one - ever!) Oozing blood and puss (yeuch! - again no, thankfully) Urge incontinence - burning - frequent urination - again - no.... So I figure - either its just a plain old cyst and we remove it - or its one of the nasty ones...but we leave it exactly where it is, as its minding its own business and not hurting anyone. I'll deal with it only when it causes severe symptoms (its not life threatening) and that could be years - if ever, by which time medical science may be better at fixing it anyway...
Any thoughts or similar experiences you may have had greatly appreciated
PS: Did I mention how handsome the consultant was? It was a shame he wasn't looking at my face...