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I've decided to see a urologist I've decided to see a urologist

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Unread 02-19-2005, 03:45 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

I cancelled a couple appts' with a urologist, thinking what if there is nothing wrong. After thinking long and hard I decided I would rather know that, then to keep wondering.
I was never explained the results of my urodynamic tests other than I have mild stress incontinence and was recommended to have a suspension if I had my enterocele repaired. I had the repairs, but not the suspension. I could not get in to see a urologist, before my surgery date. I know now I should have waited to have my surgery.
I just want some simple questions answered so I can have a peace of mind. I am not even sure if a urologist does internal exams or deals with cystoceles.Icontinue to have lower right sided back pain, feeling of leakage when I stand up or bend over or even walk around for a while. This is just off and on. I had also lost sexual sensation since before my hyst. I want to find out if this could have anything to do with my prolapse. My most important question is why don"t I feel a urge to urinate? I go every so often, just because I know it isn't good to hold your urine all day, which I could. I figure a urologist is the place to go. My appt. is Wed afternoon, if it don't get cancelled.
I continue my journey to get myself back together again.Hopefully thiswill be my last piece of the puzzle.

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Unread 02-19-2005, 10:27 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

Good luck to you, Peg. Glad you got an appointment so quick. Let us know how it goes. Barbara
Unread 02-20-2005, 02:33 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

Hi, Peggy!

I am glad you are seeing a urologist. They are the experts on all things having to do with bladders, incontinence, etc. Let us know how your appt goes!

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Unread 02-21-2005, 09:10 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

good luck with your urology appt on wednesday..hopefully some answers will come from this appt.
And yes, a urologist does pelvic/internal exams. And from my experience(s), they're alot more interested in whats going on "down there" than gynecologists, so be prepared for a very thorough exam. Another 'yes' to your question regarding cystoceles-- urologists deal with this too as a cystocele is just a herniated bladder into the vagina (i'm sure you already knew that).
Stay well
Unread 02-23-2005, 04:35 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

I just got back a bit ago from my urology appt.
The urologist looked at my urodynamic tests, but never went over them with me. He looked at the tests out in the hall somewhere. I didn't even get them back.
The nurse took a urine culture, then put me in a room. She filled my bladder with water , then got the dr. He had me cough two different times. I leaked urine both times. He said it isn' t too bad, but my bladder when full does drop down and move some. The urethra doesn't keep a good seal. He gave me two choices:
1. BIOFEEDBACK =45 minutes a week hooked up to some electric thing in their office. 3 sessions OR
2. tvt sling procedure- I chose this because this is what the urogyn who read my original tests results suggested anyway.
I've done alot of pelvic exercises(kegels) for months and things don't seem any better for it. There is no guarantee the biofeedback would have helped me anyway.
I will be notified in about a week as to when my sling procedure will be done. It wil be done at The Urology Center in Cinti.30 minute operation and home soon afterwards.I was hoping to be done with it and recovered enough to go back to work by my date (March 23)my gyn had gave me.No such luck I guess.
I guess I won't be able to start school until summer now.

Unread 02-23-2005, 04:51 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

Hi, Peggy!

Hope you hear soon when your TVT procedure will take place. At least your problem will finally be taken care of!

Good luck!
Unread 02-23-2005, 05:16 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

Thanks Dee. I can just about see the light shining through the tunnel now!!

Unread 02-25-2005, 05:40 PM
I've decided to see a urologist

Hi Peggy,

I know it has taken a while, but I am pleased you are now on your way to getting your bladder issues sorted. I really hope this procedure will solve all your problems.

I have not been around much on this site lately as we have had a death in the Family. My husband's Step-Dad collapsed and died suddenly on Feb 14th. It happened whilst my Mother-In-Law was in hospital recovering from an emergency hip replacement. As you can imagine, this has been a major blow to our family and most of my time has been spent supporting my Mother-In-Law and helping my Husband and Sister-In-Law sort out arrangements for the funeral etc.

My bladder issues continue. I still leak steadily & constantly throughout the day and the bulge is still ever present down below. My follow up is still 3 months away....

I went for a Blood Pressure Check today and mentioned to the Nurse that I had developed a lump under my arm. She referred me to the GP straight away who put my mind at rest about the lump I was worried about, but has noticed another area of concern within my breast which she says is lumpy. She wants me to come back in a few weeks to see if there is any change and if not is going to refer me to a specialist. I will try not to worry in the mean time. I am sure it is nothing. I am only 34 (my 35th Birthday is the day before yours on March 4th by the way) but I have been on HRT for just other a year and before that I was having Zoladex therapy for a year (when it is only really safe for 6 months) so I guess I am slightly at risk.

Anyway, all my outstanding health issues are on there way to be sorted I hope. I have my next Rheumatologist appt on March 2nd, the EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies regarding the possible spinal compression on April 7th and the follow up to my Urodynamic tests on May 5th. I am still waiting on the date for my Carpal Release surgery though.

I had a nasty fall the other day - I went over on my ankle and skidded the length of our kitchen, bashing my arm on the kitchen counter. I have the biggest and most colourful bruise on my arm you can imagine and it hasn't fully come out yet properly. My joint and connective tissue disorder is really causing me alot of trouble at the moment and I often go over on my ankles. My rheumy has told me that before long I will have to have my knees and hips replaced and I will probably end up in a wheelchair!!

My dream is the same as yours Peggy. To one day have all my health problems sorted out. Let's hope we both realise our dreams this year and can both look forward to a happier and healthier 2006.

Take care,


P.S. Sorry to have gone on a bit here. I am just feeling a little low at the moment. I am pleased that you went to the Urologist though. Hopefully, after the TVT, you can put this chapter of your life behind you, enrol into college and look forward to a brighter future.

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