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Problems with Self Cathing pain in bladder

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I have been self cathing for about 7mos now. I just had an abdominal hysterectomy June 6. Since that time I have been waking up with more of a full bladder than usual. I do self cath at night before I go to bed. I dont drink alot of fluids during the day because I know I will have to cath alot more. I have been having alot of bladder pain since my hysterectomy. The nurses made the remark that I sure voided awhole lot when I was catherized after my surgery. To be honest that was the only time I felt completely empty and no pain. It is now the 15th of July. Should I still be having this much problem? Sometimes it is hard to get the catherter in and not because of the lubrication either. It goes in but I encounter resistance and sometimes I go back to the bathroom about 15 mins later and get more urine out. I dont know if I should call my urology Doctor and ask him about this or if this is usual after a hysterectomy. My urology Doctor is so nice and to be very honest when I was told about self cath I cried. You have understand that when I was growning up we were taught and told how wrong and nasty it was to touch ourselves down there. It goes with out saying it was hard for me to deal with at first and after my 3rd appointment I finally explained it to my Doctor. Being the gentleman that he is he totally understood. But I am still alittle shy about it. So any suggestions as to what I should do? This pain I feel is not only in my bladder but sometimes I feel it up by my lower rib cage on both sides if that makes sense. I dont know maybe its all in my head. Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thank you
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replied July 17th, 2011
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The symptoms that you describe are not normal. Do not ignore your symptoms. You should consider visiting your Urology doctor at the earliest for thorough evaluation to look for underlying cause for your symptoms and especially rule out chances of infection. You might also need to get further investigations like cystoscopy and ultrasound scan done along with getting urine analysis and culture sensitivity tests.
Take care.

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