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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.


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replied January 3rd, 2011
Hysterectomy Answer A18169
Hello,
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.




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