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Struggling to pee!

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BumbleNova · 19/05/2020 12:48

Has anyone else had or currently have this? I'm so miserable. I'm in triage again because I still can't pass any urine. I was in yesterday but whatever was going on resolved itself.

It's definitely worst when I get up first thing in the morning. I'm so bloody uncomfortable 😫

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annlee3817 · 19/05/2020 21:45

I had this at 15 weeks and again at 16 weeks, couldn't go at all but my bladder was completely full, on the second visit to hospital they put a catheter in and sent me home until I could get an appointment at the catheter clinic. I managed to get an appointment with a consultant before that and he said he thought my uterus had got trapped in my pelvis and was still growing but squashing my bladder. Having the catheter in for a week helped flip my uterus out of my pelvis and I didn't have any problems after that. Hope they resolve it for you soon.

TenThousandSpoons0 · 20/05/2020 06:26

How many weeks are you? Could be retroverted uterus - can cause urinary retention. If you can’t pee, you need a catheter - depending on how much drains from your bladder you may need to leave it in, or you could learn to do self cath (surprisingly easy!). Usually resolves by 20 weeks or so, not uncommon :)
Could also be a UTI, I assume they’ve tested already?
Good luck !

BumbleNova · 20/05/2020 12:28

Thanks ladies!

I've got a catheter in for a week now 😭. Feeling very sorry for myself. I hope this does the trick. it's so sore. Not being able to even go for a walk is very depressing.

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TenThousandSpoons0 · 21/05/2020 09:19

Hey - what did they say was the cause? Are you still having pain and that’s stopping you walking? Or is it the catheter bag?
Normally once the cath is in, your bladder pain should totally resolve (unless UTI as well). The catheter itself shouldn’t stop you walking - there are specific bags that can be strapped to your leg under loose pants or a skirt to give you freedom. If you can’t get one of those bags you can even use tape, rolled up stockings, etc.
you probably know all this already - hope it all resolved soon for you.

annlee3817 · 21/05/2020 11:09

I feel your pain, the catheter bag they fitted me with in a and e was massive and when strapped to the leg made it hard to walk. They said the TWOK clinic will do sort out a smaller one but I couldn't get an appointment for three weeks, hence why I pushed to see a consultant instead x

BumbleNova · 21/05/2020 14:17

Yes I'm still in huge amounts of pain which is worse when I walk around. They gave me buscopan which made it worse. They have given me codeine which has made me dizzy but hasn't helped. I can't eat anything or sleep 😭

I can strap the bag to my leg that's not the problem.

There was blood in the urine sample they took this morning.

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BumbleNova · 21/05/2020 14:18

We also haven't actually sorted out why this is happening. So fed up.

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TenThousandSpoons0 · 22/05/2020 01:47

I’m sorry you’re still having trouble :(

Savingshoes · 22/05/2020 08:34

That's really crap. I really feel for you!
Keep drinking loads and call them to say the meds they've prescribed aren't helping.
Phone your GP they might suggest an alternative.

BumbleNova · 22/05/2020 11:49

I'm back in triage. So far I have been told that I have no choice and I just need to suck it up. Obviously I also really do not want to be talking strong painkillers.

We should get the results of the sample back tomorrow if I do have an infection but they won't prescribe me anything until they do.

I have no idea how I'm going to get through the next few days 😭

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BumbleNova · 23/05/2020 12:52

I've ended up being admitted. Still no signs of infection in the urine samples but I woke up with a temperature.

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pottypotamus · 23/05/2020 16:09

Hi OP, I had this but only during labour. When in early labour, I just stopped being able to get my pee out! The full bladder was making my contractions even worse.

The doctor said when the body is trying to do something major like have a baby, it sometimes loses its ability/memory of how to do a simple everyday function. I too had to have a catheter fitted for the rest of labour.

My bladder went back to normal thankfully after labour though.

Hope you get it sorted soon OP x

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