Still bladder problems 6 months later

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Trigirl
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   Posted 2/28/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure who to go see. Should I talk to surgeon, "What have you done?!" or ask GP to refer me to Who?

I seem to have less control with my bladder than I used to. Can't push urine out. I am not explaining this well. Some muscles seem gone or useless now. I know I used to have them. I go to the bathroom and it just trickles out and then I think I'm done and wipe and more just trickles out. What's going on?

I do Keegle exercises and can stop flow. Sometimes when I least expect it and don't know it seems to just leak. Doesn't necessarily happen when jumping or something active but happens most often when I'm sitting and relaxed.

Anyone else have this happen? Any ideas on what to do about it. Any exercises you know that would help?
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/28/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot pee like I used to and I have to relax for a second to get it to go. I haven't experienced the leaking problem but I know things moved around enough after surgery:( I don't think it would hurt to ask your surgeon (was it a C/R surgeon?) for suggestions...good luck!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


tinkerbell2
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   Posted 3/1/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same thing!

Almost a year ago, I had surgery for prolapses (including the bladder) and had a TVT sling put in. I was 100% fine after that surgery. I then had a low anterior resection (sigmoid removed and upper part of rectum - this past Dec.) and I had trouble going while in the hospital... I had the catheter in for 4 full days, and once they removed it.. I just had a weak urine stream and I can't "push" it out either. I also have to sit and just let it trickle.. and when I think I'm done, I wipe and more trickles out!

I told my uro-gyn post op, and they said it could take the bladder 6-8 months to recover from the trauma.. so I've been waiting.
~Jenise~

Chronic Constipation - last 20+ yrs.
Stage lll Pelvic Floor Prolapse ( rectocele, rectal, vaginal, bladder) Rectopexy, Sacral Colpopexy, TVT Sling - 8+ hr surgery - March 2009
Constipation increased, could not move bowels without excessive straining or laxatives - March 2009
TVT Sling Released - April 2009
Redundant, Twisted, Prolapsed colon found - causing mechanical obstruction Oct. 2009
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis & Revised Rectopexy - Dec. 2009
Perineorrhaphy & Posterior Colporrhaphy (rectocele repair) - Dec. 2009
Today - using MiraLax daily,but still struggle to have a BM :(


andorable
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   Posted 3/1/2010 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have had the same problems. I often wear a panty liner to safe guard. Must be as a result of surgery perhaps. I will ask my doc next time I go, I wasn't going to but since I now know I'm not alone I will check with my doc as well. Let me know what you all come up with please I would be very interested to hear what everyone else's doctors have to say. Just so long as they don't talk surgery again, I don't think I could go down that road again.
'Take care all

suebear
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   Posted 3/1/2010 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
For bladder problems six months out of surgery you should be seeing a urologist, not your surgeon.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Allison77
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   Posted 3/1/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I seem to have the opposite problem. After surgery, no matter how little I drink, I have to pee right away. I can hold it (thank goodness!) but it seem's that anything I drink wants to be emptied right away.

-Allie
-Allison
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


Trigirl
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   Posted 3/1/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I will have my GP refer me.

Thanks so much to you all!
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy

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