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  #1  
Unread 03-27-2003, 05:45 AM
Bladder Woes

OK,,I am 15 months post vaginal hyst, and have had pelvic discomfort throughout,,more noticeable when I know I am ovulating and following that time, ( when I would have a period), so I am pretty sure I still have some endometrial tissue floating about. Probably some adhesions as well..

In the past 3 months I have noticed increased bladder issues, not so much stress incontinence, but when I feel I need to go, it comes on suddenly and is immediately an "emergency", no time to dwadell,,time to go then or I leak a little urine.( and I often leak a little urine as soon as I feel the need to go) I have maybe a 20 second window there, or I am in trouble.

And it hurts,,needing to go, going, it hurts. Even after I empty my bladder I have increased pelvic discomfort. I have in the distant past had bladder infections, and this is not one of those. But what is it?

I am just wondering if there is anyone out there who has had this same problem, and what the solution was? I am totally terrified of going to the Dr, as currently we are uninsured (I work in a ministry,and my husband works at a University with major budget cuts,,we are in the "inbetween zone") and have to go to the local clinic, which is not the most pleasant place to go. It was bad enough to go there for bronchitis, but for what will surely include a pelvic exam??? GROSS!!! And I know they will just send me to a specialist,,and am I just opening up a whole ball of wax here?

I just need someone to tell me they had this problem too, and it got better, and it wasn't the worst thing in the world to go through...

HELP!!!
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Unread 03-27-2003, 09:50 AM
Bladder Woes

I go through some of the same stuff hun. I am i year post op of TaH. I would be interested in knowing about this myself.
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Unread 03-27-2003, 11:21 AM
Bladder Woes

Hi ((((StaciRai))))) and ((((tishia)))))) I'm so sorry you're having these problems and can well understand your frustrations, since I'm dealing with the same issues myself

The first thing that needs to be done is to contact your doctor. While your problems could stem from something else, your doctor will want to test for a possible infection: that's what mine is doing.

Aside from the possibility, there are a number of things that could be causing this problem and I've been told that finding a uro gyn (a gynecologist also specialising in the urology field) is the best strategy.

Sending tons of s your way. Please keep us informed.
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Unread 03-27-2003, 11:28 AM
Bladder Woes

Hi StaciRai and tishia,

I'm 16 months post op from a TAH/BSO. I have not had all the bladder symptoms that you describe, but I have had my "bumps" and "jolts" along the road to full recovery. I also find a greater urgency to get to the bathroom quickly, but not to the extent you describe. I attribute some of it to the simple fact that I'm 47. And I've always had TB (tiny bladder) anyway!

One thought that crosses my mind is bladder infection - as you mention, StaciRai. Another possibility could be prolapse.

Since you are without insurance right now, you are in a tough position if you require expensive treatment. But couldn't you make an appointment with a gyn, just to get checked out? Even if you have to pay the full fee for the office visit, you would know what the problem is and then could work on your next steps. If you explain your situation, perhaps the doctor's office could work out a payment plan for the visit and a urine test, if that is required.

Peace of mind is worth a lot to me ... I would be working to find a way to get to a specialist. Are you member of a church? Often they will help members in need with hardship situations ... even other charitable organizations might be able to help.

Bladder infections can become kidney infections if left untreated. Even though you don't think that's the problem, how do you know for sure? Please try to get checked out and let us know what you find out. Sending gentle hugs and positive energy your way.

Beth
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Unread 03-27-2003, 04:57 PM
THIS MIGHT BE OF SOME HELP

I HAVE BLADDER PROBLEMS TERRIBLY SINCE MY HYSTER 9 MTHS AGO.I GO ALL DAY AND IT WAKES ME UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. EVERY NIGHT. HOWEVER I DONT HAVE THE PAIN WHEN I GO OR LEAKING THANK GOD. WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT THE BLADDER CAN CAUSE ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS .THERE IS NAMES FOR THE PROBLEMS YOU LADIES HAVE AND MYSELF. I DO HAVE OF ALL THINGS A GOOD UROLOGIST.AND I HAVE MEDICAL ASSTANCE INSURANCE.NOT PROUD TO SAY BUT ITS WELFARE INSURANCE.LOOK INTO THAT FOR YOURSELF.ITS FOR PEOPLE THAT DONT MAKE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THEIR INSURANCE.LOW INCOME IS WHAT ITS FOR. BUT IT WORKS FOR ME.ANYWAY THE 3 PROBLEMS WITH THE BLADDER AND YOUR SYMPTOMS ARE 1URETHL IRRATATION 2INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS AND 3PURE URETHAL SYNDROME..IF YOU WANT WRITE THESE NAMES DOWN AND ASK A DR.YOU NEED A UROLOGIST.A GYN CAN IDENTIFY WITH It BUT CANT TREAT YOU FOR IT.ITS NOT THERE FIELD BECAUSE ITS TOO COMPLICATED AND ITS BLADDER RELATED.THERE IS TREATMENT. ANT-INFLAMMATORIES, SOMETIMES SURGERY AND SOMETIMES A CHANGE IN DIET HELPS.IT ISNT PLEASENT BY KNOW MEANS BUT YOUR NOT ALONE...LET ME KNOW IF I HAVE HELPED IN ANY WAY GUYS TAKE CARE ..I AM NOT A DR .BUT PASSING ALONG SOME KNOWLEDGE MIGHT HELP. ASK YOUR DRS ABOUT THESE CONDTIONS.WITHOUT A DOUBT HE HAS TREATED WOMAN LIKE ME FOR THEM.YOU MIGHT HAVE ONE OUT OF THESE THREE.NOT ALL THREE.GOOD LUCK..Angel
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Unread 03-27-2003, 06:48 PM
Bladder Woes

I have all those symptoms and I was diagnosed with interstitial cystits a few months ago. I'm not saying that's what you have, only your doctor can tell you that, but your symptoms sound way too familiar I agree with the others...you need to get in with a urologist Let us know what happens!
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Unread 03-27-2003, 09:01 PM
Bladder Woes

I had/have the same things you speak of. Back in January, the frequency got to be 30 minutes apart. I went to the Doctor and they said I had a bladder infection. After I finished the antibiotics, I was still going every 1-2 hours apart so I had the urine re-checked and it was clear of infection. So I asked to be referred to a Urologist. He diagnosed me with Overactive bladder. I have been on Detrol for about 3 weeks now. It is helping some. I still have some minor leaking, the frequency has lessened some, and the urgency as well. They also want me to do Biofeedback, to teach me to control my bladder. I am supposed to be doing my Kegal exercises 20-50 times a day. With the Biofeedback they make sure that you are doing them right. If you aren't doing so now, you may try to do the Kegals, holding for five seconds then releasing. I have noticed a few side effects from the med they started me on, first week was headaches, then mild constipation which I relieved with Citrucel Tabs, the one I can't fix is the acne break-outs (yeck). You should at least get a urinalysis to make sure you don't have a bladder infection and do the kegals. Hope I have been helpful.
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Unread 03-27-2003, 09:55 PM
Bladder Woes

You guys are awesome. I thank you so much for the encouragement and help. i tried SEVERAL times to call teh administration office of the Doc i go to to discuss what can be done. it was busy EVER single time i called *sigh* But will try again tomorrow. it has gotten VERY bad and feels like everything is falling out when i urinate. Thanks for all your help

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Unread 03-28-2003, 03:13 AM
Bladder Woes

Dear Tishia, it also sounds like it could be symptoms of bladder prolapse if you are feeling like every thing is falling out when you go. Even mild prolase can cause these symptoms ask your Dr.. Goodluck to you as bladder woes are NOT fun at all.love debbiepxx
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Unread 03-29-2003, 08:45 AM
Bladder problems

Hi there,
Go to a urologist if you can. My gyno who is great didn't realize I had real bladder problems. Interstital Cystitis. Many of your symptoms sound like mine. Am on a med for the problem really helps. May take a while to help. Well worth going to the urol.

Hope that helps.
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