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Diabetic, Cramping Urethra, Incontinence, Pitted Edema Legs,

I am 64 yr old female... Diabetic..I almost always have severe cramping upon emptying bladder, frequent urination and uncontrolled urination with strong urges. I do not empty my bladder and almost always feel that I still need to go after I empty my bladder. I suffer with painful pitted edema ( much worse lately) of lower legs and feet.
I sleep with my feet elevated but they rarely return to normal size anymore. I have an upcoming dr visit and would like to discuss how to address this problem. I am on several medications including urispas and ditropan xl which don't seem to help. I have no heart disease or liver disease as of 3 months ago lab tests. I have perfect cholesterol levels, very good blood pressure readings, blood sugar 3 month tests in the lower 8's. I have taken captopril for over 10 yrs. Would like an opinoin as to how symptoms may relate and what type of specialist I should ask for referral to. :?
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replied June 24th, 2006
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Hi there! I am not a dr, it could be like a uti or from your diabetes, maybe your dr can change some of your meds to help you, like maybe give you some lasix for your edema. I used to work for a lady that was 58 and was a diabetic, she had some of the same problems such as the edema but her sugar level was generally high, she was 58 and incontinent. Just talk to your Dr., tell him/her the way it is and see what your dr can help you with.

Good luck to you!
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replied June 24th, 2006
Getting Old Is Rough...at Any Age
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