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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby Tricia_TD » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:35 pm

Thank you for posting about these embarrassing problems.

I've had the same as you for a few months now. Pee sometimes leaks out when I sneeze or fart, and less often I've had a bit of watery "follow through" when I've farted.

I must pluck up the courage to mention it to my GP :oops: .

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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:03 pm

Might writing it all down and giving it to your GP to read be an easier, slightly less :oops: :oops: way to approach it Tricia. It would save you getting all :oops: :shock: :-? as you try to remember things and get them out, as well as then giving your GP something to work from when asking you for any other details/info needed :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby Tricia_TD » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:09 pm

FluppyPuffy wrote:Might writing it all down and giving it to your GP to read be an easier, slightly less :oops: :oops: way to approach it Tricia. It would save you getting all :oops: :shock: :-? as you try to remember things and get them out, as well as then giving your GP something to work from when asking you for any other details/info needed :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:


I usually write down things I want to tell my GP, so that I don't forget, but yes, handing over a note about this :oops: sounds like a brilliant idea Fluppy. :clap:

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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby sweetleaf2 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:54 pm

Hi all, I have been given some medication to settle my bladder, just one tablet a day, in the morning, and the sudden, painful need to go to the loo is almost gone, as is much of the stress incontinence. Im still going for my surgery on the 9th of feb, to put bladder and bowel back where they belong, but the Tena lady thing is :fingerscrossed: almost a thing of the past!

BTW the meds are called Vesicare, and have the usual "if drowsy dont use machinery" warning but I havent had any such side effect.
The hospital asked my doc to prescribe it, but its worth a query ladies. :-D
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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby shazq » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:07 pm

Glad they are working for you sweetleaf. :-D
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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby sweetleaf2 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:37 pm

Just an update, bladder probs are not over, the vesicare dose has been doubled but the stress incontinence is back along with regular bladder infections and kidney pain. Im suffering from constipation and am therefore having to digitate again when I do have a movement, Im taking movicol, and lactulose in cycles as each becomes useless if taken for long periods, in short, life is bloomin miserable, and Im wondering why I bothered with the surgery, particularly as my fibro has become much worse since I had it.
I have to carry spare clothes if I go anywhere, so dont really want to go out much, and Im so depressed about it all, I cant talk to my friends in case they want me to visit/go out with them, they must be thinking Ive fallen out with them, but I cant tell them why.

My 50th birthday is in a couple of weeks, and Ive refused to have a party, because of everything thats going on, my family cant understand, and I cant explain. :dunno:
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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby smileyface » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:40 am

Hi, sorry you face these issues. There are specialist nurses for both bladder and bowel problems and there are ways of dealing with all of this and a lot more besides. If you cannot go out due to a bowel problem they need to get you a referral asap and help as this is not "nothing" and is a major problem with very serious consequences for both social emotional and physical health. Your GP or consultant are being v poor if they are not sending you to the team who can help you asap. there are ways of managing all of this and whilst they will be hard to begin with rest assusred they are a million x better to what you are doing atm. Smiley
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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby kitten » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:04 am

I have similar problems with going to the loo so full of wind it's so embarrassing gone worse since I have been on ami , as to the bladder problems , I think I up the shares in pantie liners ,went worse so had to change to tena lady every time you laugh sneeze or at the gym , had to hold back on a lot of the aerobics , enough was enough went to the doctors she is brilliant gave me some tablets no good then went for a stress incontinence test where they fill your bladder full of water this is done through a tube (quite painless ) they wire you up to a machine to measure the volume of water , Then they get you to jump up and down ,and then do star jumps (do have a big sheet of absorbent towel under you) no question mine was stress incontinence ,

I had a T V T where they put a sling ( a small piece of mesh tape under the bladder ) only had to stop in for one night, no problem at all with this , but my not suit everyone , this is for the ladies only

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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby sweetleaf2 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:41 pm

Hi, Ive already gone through all that rigmarole, before my surgery, the sling is the next thing, as they did not want to do that as well in case it meant that I would have to use catheters permanently. I was using them before the op, as I was unable to empty my bladder completely due to the bladder having prolapsed. They will consider the sling next, my Consultant, Mr Parsons is a lovely man, a true gent. He is being very careful, as he knows I have also got kidney problems. :-|
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Re: Bladder/Bowel Problems

Postby kitten » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:19 am

Hi sweetleaf2
Fingers crossed that you get a least one of the problems sorted having the TVT done has been good for me no crossing legs when you cough sneeze even at times that was a waste of time when you can feel it running down your leg and you end up with wet trousers or damp patches on your skirt :oops: and that was even wearing tena and pantie liners

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