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Unread 12-13-2007, 05:34 PM
Frequent Urination at Night

Hi Sisters!
I hope that I am not the only one having this problem, so that I can find out some info on this.
I am fine during the day, but as soon as I lay down at night, the urges start! And once in a while when I go to sit down, I leak a little.
Has anyone had this? Is this part of the healing process of your bladder settling down after surgery?
I called my doctor today and was sent for a UTI test, but won't know anything until morning.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 05:41 PM
Frequent Urination at Night

I find that the bladder spasms increase when I go to bed. I still get up 2x a night like I did before surgery.

My doctor said that our bladders take a lot of abuse and it takes time for it to heal.
Unread 12-13-2007, 08:43 PM
Frequent Urination at Night


My doc said the same thing as above. He said there is a part of the uterus that has to be sort of peeled apart from the bladder during a hyst, and that this area is inflamed for awhile after surgery, causing the bladder irritation and frequency, and occasional leaking.
I was REALLY concerned about this, since my reason for the hyst was bladder frequency caused by my uterus having adhered to my bladder!
( I hadn't slept without meds for 6 mos.)
The way I dealt with this night frequency post op was sleep meds and no caffeine, which is very irritating to the bladder.
It HAS gone away, just like the doc said, and I am sleeping through the night and getting up to go only once or twice.
So I am sure yours will get better too, but you DO need to sleep in order to heal, so don't be shy about asking for meds.

Hope it gets better soon for you!

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Unread 12-14-2007, 07:12 AM
Frequent Urination at Night

Hi tw47:

I am not having any problem with the sleeping. I may have explained the problem wrong. I go to the bathroom and by the time I get back to bed I feel like I need to go again. It's an urge to go but I already emptied my bladder. This has been going on and off since post op week 3. I will be post op week 7 on Monday.
When did your urges stop?
But the uterus being pulled apart from the bladder would make since to me. It is funny how this only happens at night after I settle down. I am fine during the day while up and around.
When my Dr calls me back to day with the UTI results, I will ask her about the thing you had mentioned. I'll post back and let you know what she says.
Thanks for the info.
Unread 12-14-2007, 07:13 AM
Frequent Urination at Night

Hi Tigger2583
I had this too, but not the leaking. I'm not sure why some women leak and others don't. My dr prescribed a very low dose of Detrol to ease the urgency and it helped me get my rest. I also had to begin to be more careful what I was drinking in the evenings. I still have to do that.
If you feel this is keeping you from getting your rest, you could ask your dr for something temporarily.
I hope you get to feeling better soon.
's, Rita
Unread 12-14-2007, 07:41 AM
Frequent Urination at Night

Hi Tigger2583,

It sounds like you are having problems emptying your bladder. Try and sit on the toilet a few extra minutes and rock back and forth. Sometimes that forces the last bit of urine out of your bladder.
Unread 12-14-2007, 12:23 PM

Hi Sisters:

Thank you all for your input.
I just got a call from the doctors office and I do have a UTI.
She is calling me in an anti-biotic as I type this.
I was actually relieved it was this and not something more serious because of some of the things I have read in other threads.
Unread 12-14-2007, 01:04 PM
Frequent Urination at Night

Did any of you pee the wrong direction after surgery? Mine would go directly toward my butt. I have since learned that it was from the swelling causing my uretha to be mashed and misdirected. It stopped after the third week. I've been told that my frequent trips to the bathroom is because of my body cleansing itself of the swelling etc. But unlike your UTI I have to go when I get up. TAH/BSO
Unread 12-14-2007, 02:05 PM
Frequent Urination at Night

No, no wrong direction for me. Just felt like I needed to go again within a few minutes.
Hope everything works out for you.
Unread 12-14-2007, 07:39 PM
Frequent Urination at Night

Elaine, Mine stopped so I think the swelling has gone down enough to fix that. It really bothered me because it would run straight back to my butt and then when I stood up drip on the back of knee. I thought I was headed for adult diapers. That kind of thing can mess with your head when all you want to do is feel good about yourself again.
Also you talked about natural treatment the other day-well I saw the homopath on Thurs. and confirmed that the adrenals make testo. and estro. and the brain makes proges. So I am working on extra nurishment of these areas with supplements so they can handle my body's needs for my ovaries.
One of the most interesting things to me was that my body is trying to nurish my uterine lining and cervix, just like an amputee that has an itch. So we are working on those things. I will let you know if it works. I am 30 days out I am going to go back and retest at 6 wks. the time the surgeon said my body would run out. Retest with the homopath.

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