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Bladder, bowel problems -- related? Bladder, bowel problems -- related?

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Unread 11-10-2002, 12:57 PM
Bladder, bowel problems -- related?

Hi all -- more questions!:confuse:
It must be midcycle for me because the pain and nausea are back and will be so for the next two weeks, sigh.

Something else that starts at midcycle -- I get loose stools (not diarrhea, just pain and loose bowels) and frequent urination. I mentioned it to my doctor and he didn't comment.

Are these things related to my gyn problems? When this all started more than a year ago, my gynecologist sent me off for upper and lower GI tests and a barium enema (ugh!) to make sure there weren't intestinal issues going on. The tests came back perfectly normal.

I told my doctor last week that it feels like everything is swelling up in there and pushing on my intestines and bladder. He just nodded and reiterated it's time to have it all out.

Are there any additional procedures that need to be done to take the pressure off my bladder and intestines or will the hysterectomy take care of all of that?

Julie-Anne (trying out the cute little pictures for the first time!)
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Unread 11-10-2002, 01:38 PM
I have an example, not an answer

I had bladder and bowel problems that turned out to be due to the fact that I had endometriosis, which didn't show up on any of the imaging, all over the shop, including a tube adhered to the bowel. It's all vastly better now the endo is gone, and the crowding from fibroids and ovarian and endometrial cysts has stopped.
Unread 11-10-2002, 01:44 PM
my informal poll of this says

closer to menstruation, progesterone levels rise and when they drop, the bowels tend to go into emptying mode. Lots of women have related the same pattern to me, but I am not getting tens of thousands of dollars for a clinical trial so what do I know?

Endo is really a culprit with the bowels. Too much stuff pushed all together in the pelvis, so one affects the other. Remove the adhesions, bowel pain goes away. Problem is, adhesions come back.
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Unread 11-10-2002, 02:38 PM
Bladder, bowel problems -- related?

Could it be that you have a cystocele and rectocele also. Ask your doctor. .....Janice72

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