Register New Posts
 
 
 


Reply
 
Author Comment
 
FallenAngel21

Registered: Feb 6, 2008
Posts: 39
Reply with quote  #1 
Hi all, i haven't been on here for while as my bladder started to get milder, so i wanted to kindof forget about it lol, but (typically) things got a bit worse again. Anyway, 2 days ago i had a full bladder distention to help me hold more liquid (not my main concern, as the pain bothers me more than the frequency, but i guess it should help anyway).It went ok i believe, but i've been left with quite strong (and quite painful) bladder spasms immediately after i pee- although my bladder burning seems to have abated- or maybe it just seems less cos of the spasms! It's kindof like period cramps most of the time, but after a pee it's worse. Does this sound normal? I know it'll take a while for my bladder to settle down, but it's quite nasty. Should i see my GP? Some of the staff at the hospital mentioned Buscopan, has anyone tried this- i presume it's an anti-spasmodic?

Any advice would be really helpful.

thanks,

Maria xx
Sara

Registered: Aug 4, 2008
Posts: 232
Reply with quote  #2 
Hi Maria

I had a bladder stretch at the beginning of September and after the initial awful burning when you pee had a great deal of relief for a short period.  However, if by bladder spasm you mean a really sharp stabbing pain just as you finish voiding I get this most of the time now. 

The first signs of IC started with this for me so I have always suffered with this on and off but it has been much worse since the stretch - much more often and more intense.  Luckily the bladder stretch seems to have stopped the excrutiating pelvic floor spasms I was getting - well at least for the time being - they were the very worst pain of IC for me so I am at least grateful for that.

You may need to wait a while for your bladder to calm down after the stretch and then  - hopefully - you will have some relief.

Let us know how you get on.

Best wishes,  Sara.
Sara

Registered: Aug 4, 2008
Posts: 232
Reply with quote  #3 
PS.  I have had Buscopan, Coloflac and another one from the Dr that I can't remember the name of.  They are all anti - spasmodics but cause me to have retention leaving me in pain so I won't take them any more.  This is not to say they won't help you so it is worth giving them a try.

Good luck,  Sara.
hellen

Registered: Sept 25, 2008
Posts: 8
Reply with quote  #4 

 Hi Maria

 I too had a bladder stretch on Wed, where the surgeons informed me it "appeared normal", but they have given me oestrogen pessaries to try, they also told me i had a rectocele. Apart from the 1st wee for 24hours i felt no pain at all but since Thursday night when i tried to open my bowels and the pain was excruitating,( urethral and bladder) and left me depressed and crying as i felt things hadn't changed!! I rang the hospital to enquire whether the rectocele would have an effect on my symptoms but was told just to go to the GP!!Despite taking fibre drinks etc i am severely constipated ( which isn't unusual!). I wonder if anyone else has been diagnosed with a rectocele...or had a repair and it made any difference? I hope things have settled down for you and the spasms are easing. This really is the most miserable thing to endure...........!!
Sonia

Registered: Oct 25, 2006
Posts: 275
Reply with quote  #5 
Hello Hellen!
I've got a rectocele, dating from birth of first daughter. I have had IC since August 2005. If my rectocele is full it does press up against urethra and contributes to urgency and will also prevent the bladder from emptying properly. Without 'splinting' (the most useful action) I suspect you would also get small tears around the front of the vagina/urethral area when straining, which would just add to the pain./soreness. Like you, I have also been prescribed oestrogen pessaries. I also use Replens. I avoid constipation like the plague. Do pelvic exercises. Keep weight down (less strain on pelvic floor/bladder/rectocele). Exercise/diet keeps my tendency-to-IBS gut in good condition - stops gut getting sluggish and leaning heavily on the bladder. I'm going to continue doing all this to avoid the scapel! But as you said in one of your emails "what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for all."
If you google 'rectocele', 'splinting' etc you will find many useful sites.
All the best
Sonia
FallenAngel21

Registered: Feb 6, 2008
Posts: 39
Reply with quote  #6 
Sara,

yes it does seem to be like a sharp stabbing pain, kinda at the top of my urethra, or the neck of the bladder, almost like my insides are trying to push their way out via my urethra! They're not so bad today touchwood, so i'll see how i get on and maybe see the doc- won't be able to see him before weds anyway, by which time things might be better.

What are Oestrogen pessaries for?

Thanks for the replies xx
Sara

Registered: Aug 4, 2008
Posts: 232
Reply with quote  #7 
Hi again Maria

It sounds very much like the same pain.  It is high up inside like you say.  I imagine it to be when the bladder's sphinter muscle is contracting at the end of voiding.  I'm not really sure of the anatomy but that's how I visualise it.  Hope you can understand what I mean.  It also makes me want to bear down like I need to open my bowels. 

I am going back to my uro on 5th Nov to see how I got on with the stretch so will discuss it with him then.  I will let you know what he says/suggests.

Glad to hear it's a little easier today. 

Oestrogen pessaries are what they call a topical hormone replacement I think.  I have had them before and keep meaning ask for them again when I am at the Drs.  They help with vaginal dryness and atrophy which usually happens after or during the menopause. 

HELLEN
I also have a rectocele which can cause a lot of pressure on the urethra especially if it is full as this makes it bulge out through the vagina and press against the urethra.  If I cannot evacuate my bowels normally and empty the rectocele I will press upwards with the flat of my hand on the rectocele to help me evacuate.  This usually works and empties the rectocele of faeces. 

Oh what joy it is to be a woman. 

Best wishes to all.

Sara
hellen

Registered: Sept 25, 2008
Posts: 8
Reply with quote  #8 

 Hi.... Thanks for the responses. I am trying the pelvic floor exercises but know that will take time to have an effect...also have to use splinting, otherwise i am in real trouble!! I had a colonic about 3 yrs ago as i have alwys suffered from constipation and it helped for about 18mths. I am not overweight exercise drink loads of water, fruit etc, have no idea why my bowel is this way! So nice to be able to discuss such matters, not your normal "coffee morning" topics!!!! I don't want a repair, but don't know if it will get any worse!

Hope everyone is feeling ok at the moment...I have hours when i feel normal and then back it all comes again!!
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

 photo COBPROFILELOGO_zpsee354f0a.jpg  Teva UK Ltd Abena.co.uk
This Forum is provided by The Cystitis & Over Active Bladder Foundation (COBF)and is intended as a place for Sufferers of Interstitial Cystitis, Bacterial Cystitis and Over Active Bladder, together with their family & friends to gather, online in a positive exchange.

COBF is not a medical body & do not claim to have medical knowledge. It is not the intention of the COBF to provide specific medical advice, but to provide users with information to better understand their health & to manage their suffering.

Specific medical advice will not be provided & The COBF strongly advises that you consult your GP/Consultant/Urologist for professional advice.

We would hope that users of these forums will conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. Any conduct not consistent with this standard will be deleted immediately and the poster may be restricted and/or terminated without warning.
Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.