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How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair? How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

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Unread 05-02-2000, 01:14 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Betty,
I had major irritation following my bladder repair. I am going on the 6 month mark, and things are not so bad. I went back to work at 6 weeks and I have been fine. I had a reaction to the catheter immediately following my surgery, and it had to be removed early. I very occasionally feel irritation in the urethra, but that only lasts for about 6 hours. I do have to sit differently on the throne these days to make sure I empty completely, and it did take awhile to relearn how to go without it just being a trickle. I hope you find an answer. Does it seem like there are more and more ok days in between the rough ones? I know that was how my early recovery went, and that seemed to help ease my mind that things were healing, even if it was slow, it was something!


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Unread 05-02-2000, 05:42 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Hey Robin...is there a way to actually sit differently and feel empty?....I didn't know that...I thought I was doing fairly well for about 5 days with only pyridium plus...then just yesterday...had to have a pain pill in addition....is it worse with increased activity?...I am doing some physical therapy for my leg weakness...but you wouldn't think the little things I am doing what cause me to have a sit back....my doctor did not prepare me for the long term discomfort...I guess I am upset about that...thanks for replying...https://www.hystersisters.com/ubb/smilies/biggrin.gif


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Unread 05-02-2000, 10:09 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Hi ladies...well....I guess this is the board I need to be on...I was hoping that I could remain a part of the support board...but doesn't seem to be anything there for me anymore....at 5 weeks post op I am still having bladder irritation, sometimes more pain and urgency...some days seem ok...some do not....right now...I take pyridium plus...but wonder when and if this will ever stop so that I can stop wearing panty liners and risk ruining all my underwear...what I would like to know...from some of you post op ladies...long and longer term.....how are you managing this situation...many of you have gone back to work....are you just living with it?...still taking pain meds for it...I know one is doing biofeedback...but, what are some of you doing to deal with it?....would love some feedback....thanks.


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Unread 05-03-2000, 01:36 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Betty,
I do have to sit differently now. It helps with using the muscles differently. Prior to the bladder repair, I had bladder prolapse, and urination seemed to have a mind of its own. When your bladder is repaired, the angle changes. Try to sit in different positions, (ie. straighter, lean forward a little or lean back), find a position that works for you. It took some experimenting, but I am able to do more than trickle now, and it is quite a relief. I thought I would never be able to finish in a normal amount of time again, and one day I just found the right position to match the new angle of the bladder. An increase in activities does seem to mean an increase in discomfort, at least for me. I think it is because I am not able to just go when I first need to. I am happy with the fact that I can now "hold it", but my bladder is not so pleased when I do so! Hope this helps!


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Unread 05-03-2000, 03:39 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Hi Ladies,
I am only 16 days post op and I feel great but I am having bladder problems that are really concerning me. I suddenly started to have bladder leakage after urination the other day. I had a UTI and a lot of irritation from the catheter from my surgery and my urethra hurts pretty bad sometimes with urination. I do flow really good when I go, it is just when I walk around for a minute or 2 after words I get this leakage. So I am back to wearing a pad again. I started doing some kegels and trying to stop the flow in mid stream. Sometimes it stops and others it just keeps coming. I hope I just lost some muscle control, and hope to regain it again! I have been drinking tons of water to clean out my system. But I am going to call my dr tomorrow. I get so freaked out at the thought that something has happened that will require more surgery. But I certainly don't want to be peeing my pants now that I finally won't have a period!

Have a great day.....


Sue35
TAH/LSO
4/17/00
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Unread 05-03-2000, 06:39 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Hey Sue....definitely call your doctor....16 days may be too soon to see any real benefits....hope you get some answers....


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Unread 05-07-2000, 08:37 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

I've heard that cranberry (juice or capsules) helps keep bad bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder and helps prevent UTI's. I wonder if drinnking so very much water is a good idea. Ask MD how much to drink. Maybe your poor traumatized bladder is overwhelmed by the volume and the resulting frequency. I believe this happened to me.


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Unread 05-08-2000, 08:49 AM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

I am the one doing the biofedback. The other things that I have found helpfull is warm baths . I was doing that 1-3 X per day. I know what you mean by the pyridium. I was back at the doctor Saturday because of a UTI again. The doctor said I could use Motrin or tylenol also . I am torn about how to handle this. Part of me say okay I just have to learn to deal with this & I do . I just try to go about my business. But part of me is still saying there is something wrong & I want to continue to persue solutions.
JustB



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Unread 05-09-2000, 11:19 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

Ladies,
I wanted to pass on some information from my Urologist. He said to drink as much water as I can, going often is good for the bladder. Keeps bacteria from having time to cause a problem. He said NOT to drink Cranberry juice, or orange juice. Especially not if the bladder is irritated. I didn't have bladder repair,technically. I hadn't had bladder problems prior to surgery. My bladder was punctured during the hyster and required surgery as a result. I have now been diagnosed with IC.
I have since discovered that bladder problems are a common problem after a hysterectomy. There are medications to help with bladder spasms, and leaking. Two I know of are Ditropan and Detrol. Talk to your doctors! Hope this info helps. Sue lavh/bso 8/25/99


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Unread 05-10-2000, 04:10 PM
How are some of you dealing with the Bladder discomfort/pain after repair?

BettyBoop,
As LIW I was very interested in your post, because these are some of the same things I am really dreading post-op. I am having a newr procedure done called a pubo-vaginal sling. A friend of mine had an MMK and had an awful time with bladder spasms and pain. I know that I will come home with a supra-pubic catheter in, and that also makes me nervous. Good luck with your situation. I hope that things will begin to go smoothly for you soon.


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