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Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done? Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?

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Unread 12-08-2007, 09:47 AM
Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?

Hi Capegurl,

I am certainly not as bad as you are. I seem to be constantly wet but a liner is always sufficient protection. I too was prescribed Ditropan but my problem is not related to bladder spasms so it didn't do the trick.

I really just don't know if the clear liquid and the old blood/pink spotting is something that I need to be concerned about or whether it is just one of those annoying situations that will continue to persist without any actual consequence.

I can fully understand your frustration. Every single person I spoke to prior to the surgery seemed elated at how much better their life was post-hysterectomy. This certainly has not been the case for me and it sounds like you are also in an unfavourable situation. What we both really need is some type of resolution.

I wish you all the best of luck and do hope that the meds you are currently on will resolve the issue for you.

Take care of yourself,

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Unread 12-08-2007, 10:18 AM
Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?


I would be concerned about the pink discharge for sure. Have you discussed this with your gyn? I would have him/her rule out any problems in that department for peace of mind.
Unread 12-08-2007, 11:28 AM
Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?

Originally Posted by capegurl55
I'm struggling with the same issue. I even had a bladder sling done with my hyst. I can't walk more than a few yards without leaking. Dr said it was due to bladders spasms (I can feel them) and gave me Ditropan. I was told that it could take up to a month for the meds to really work. Meanwhile, I go through a thick poise pad in less than an hour if I am out shopping. Now all I want to do is stay home to avoid the leakage. Very frustrating.

PinkyPal and Capegurl55,
I don't know what's worse. Leaking all the time or having to run to the bathroom all the time. It sure limits my life because I don't like to go out and do stuff when I know I'm always going to have to go to the bathroom. Not to mention that I don't feel very feminine and clean, no matter how much I shower. I'm going to have to get some panty liners. For me this has been a lifelong thing, well the frequent urination has. The leakage is a new thing since the surgery. And I have a boyfriend too. I don't know how understanding he will be. I guess if he's worth his salt he will understand. Right now the relationship is too new to know. But I never feel clean. And I don't want to be gross, but there is that urine odor. I hate it. I had no choice in the hysterectomy. That was out of my hands. It had to be done. And I feel like I have no control over my own body. The surgery was the only way the drs. could stop the bleeding. I fought that surgery tooth and nail. Even got 2 other opinions. But all the drs. agreed. So what's done is done. Now I have to deal with this. We all do. Why don't guys have to go through any of this? Why just us females?
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Unread 12-08-2007, 11:36 AM
Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?

Hi Capegurl,

No I haven't discussed this with him. I could make an appt. to see him in his office but would rather not. After he cauterized, he sent me off to a urologist because he was certain that whatever was going on was not in his department.

I fully trust his judgement as he is a close personal friend and I'm actually expecting him for dinner this evening. He would be crushed if he knew how I acutally felt about having the surgery. He has taken exceptional care of me and I certainly do not blame him in any way for what has transpired since. I was really uncertain that I could have him perform the surgery due to the friendship, but also knew that the care would be exceptional and with his level of professionalism I wouldn't have to worry, business would be business and anything of a medical nature would not be discussed outside the office setting.

The urologist did admit me to hospital in June and after all the negative test results, felt that the problem is in an area that can only be detected by having an exploratory surgery. I felt a little ridiculous being in the hospital, and especially so, when he was unable to find the problem. I try so hard not to waste precious medical resourses and I think that is why I am struggling with whether or not I should be pushing for this exploratory, or whether I should sit tight and wait. Maybe this blood is a non-issue but the frequency is increasing.

I did leave a few voice mails with the urologist's office and have not had a response. This makes me feel like they are so certain that there is nothing to be concerned about, there is no need to even bother to return my calls, although on a professional level, the least his secretary could do is give me some type of response. The urologist is located 3 hours south of here so dropping into his office is not an option. Maybe I will wait until the new year, and then get up enough nerve to take some positive action. I just wish I knew if any of this is even worth pursuing. I could also accept the fact that I will be wearing liners for the rest of my entire life. How lovely is that prospect?

Thanks so much. I needed to get this off my chest, and I am grateful to be able to do so because of your response.


Unread 12-08-2007, 12:10 PM
Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?

I would certainly discussing it with your dr friend. See if he has any other ideas of things that can be tested by his office instead of going 3 hours away. Don't blame it on him but use the travel time as an excuse. Many gyns deal with uro issues, maybe yours does too. Maybe he can refer you to a uro that is local.

Does he know about the bleeding?

I don't have a problem wearing the panty liner or having to pee frequently. I lived with that before the surgery. It is the constant leakage of significant amounts of urine and fear of going through a thick pad that I can't stand. I also don't like the spasms. They feel like minor cramps when the bladder spasms get active. They are annoying.
Unread 12-08-2007, 01:37 PM
Urine leakage and constant urination. Can something be done?

Hi Capegurl & Luvs2Quilt,

I hope that your specialists will be able to pinpoint your problems precisely and take the appropriate steps to rectify it.

I seem to have some convoluted problem that is going to take some detective work to sort out. I know that I can speak to my doctor friend but I would really prefer not to since he did refer me to a local urologist initially and felt that there was nothing further he could do. It was the local urologist, after running all of the tests that he could do here, who referred me to a larger centre.

At this point I guess I have to advocate for myself and quit worrying about whether or not I am taking up too much time and resources. I have been worried that this problem may be a simple annoyance and because of this, have been too afraid to stand up and make it known that I do want some sort of resolution. If after an exploratory the issue is still not resolved, I think I can better accept this condition because I will know that all avenues have been exhausted.

Thanks to both of you for your input. It is sincerely appreciated, especially since I keep all of this to myself.


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