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ellieAJ97

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Hi all,

I'm 22 years old female and have just had my first urology appointment. After describing my symptoms (flares of frequency, discomfort etc.. had this for 5 years) he seems to think it's IC but will know after tests. Anyway, this past year I have noticed that I need to urinate as soon as I wake up and sometimes have to wake up in the middle of the night. This is after limiting my fluid intake before bed etc. I also get the urge even after been lying down for a bit. This really disturbs my sleep. Could anyone offer any advice?? Is the IC causing this?? Many thanks
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The lower urinary tract is inflamed. When you become recumbent, the gravity effects on the blood in the vascular tree changes. Fluid that will have accumulated in the legs leaches back in to the blood vessels. The blood volume increases so that cardiac output increases and that pushes the blood pressure up so that there is more flow through inflamed tissues which then swell, stretch and hurt. This then puts pressure on the bladder increasing the need to urinate
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The lower urinary tract is inflamed. When you become recumbent, the gravity effects on the blood in the vascular tree changes. Fluid that will have accumulated in the legs leaches back in to the blood vessels. The blood volume increases so that cardiac output increases and that pushes the blood pressure up so that there is more flow through inflamed tissues which then swell, stretch and hurt. This then puts pressure on the bladder increasing the need to urinate


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