Medical Questions > Womens Health > Hysterectomy Forum

pain and inability to sit/stand more than

User Profile
Had a complete vaginal hysterectomy and total reconstruction 6 wks ago and still have extreme pressure/burning pain and inability to sit/stand more than a couple minutes. Also unable to void completely on own, though when feel full, if I don't make it to the bathroom on time, it goes in my pants, and if I do make it, it will only come out thru catheter. Makes no sense to me. What to do now? Doc waiting for this voiding of 48 hrs. before removing suprapubic cath.

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied January 3rd, 2011
Hysterectomy Answer A18169
What you seem to be having is urinary incontinence. Urge incontinence is involuntary loss of urine occurring for no apparent reason while suddenly feeling the need or urge to urinate. The most common cause of urge incontinence is involuntary and inappropriate detrusor muscle contractions.Involuntary actions of bladder muscles can occur because of damage to the nerves of the bladder, to the nervous system (spinal cord and brain), or to the muscles themselves.

You can do kegel and pelvic floor exercises.Also medications like estrogens and vaginal pessaries can be tried.

Please discuss this possibility with your operating doctor.
I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Is ovarian cancer connected with ovarian cysts? What types of ovarian cancer do doctors diagnose? Get the basic facts on ovarian cancer here....
Some women are at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Who is in the highest risk group and what can you do to reduce risk of ovarian cancer?...
Ovarian cancer symptoms can be vague or caused by many other conditions. Learn what to look for and know when to seek help for ovarian cancer here....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Hysterectomy , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.