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Getting impossible to pee?

Discussion in 'General' started by lostforgottensoul, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. lostforgottensoul

    lostforgottensoul I'm a VIP Premium Member Sponsor $100+

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    @shatter eyes:

    For this test, you will urinate into a special funnel that is connected to a measuring instrument. The instrument calculates the amount of urine, rate of flow in seconds, and the length of time until all urine has been passed.

    A urine flow test may be done on an outpatient basis or as part of your stay in the hospital.

    You may be told to drink about 4 glasses of water several hours before the test to be sure that your bladder is full. Do not empty your bladder before arriving for the procedure.

      • When you are ready to urinate, you will press the flowmeter start button and count for 5 seconds before beginning urination.You will start to urinate into the funnel device that is attached to a regular toilet or portable commode.
      • When you are done urinating, you will count for 5 seconds and press the flowmeter button again.
    Urine Flow Test | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library
     
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  3. DharmaGirl

    DharmaGirl Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member Donated

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    Is it your back? Nerve damage in your back can cause you to not be able to pee. Before my back surgeries, it would take such a long time to pee, then after, back to normal. Have you seen a neurosurgeon about this? I need surgery again, but I am waiting as long as I can to have it. I'm still peeing.
     
  4. lostforgottensoul

    lostforgottensoul I'm a VIP Premium Member Sponsor $100+

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    So many specialists = expensive!

    No. We are discussing a possible 3rd back surgery to remove the completely distroyed disc left at L5 S1. I had 2 surgeries to take out the pieces of the disc that had broken off during the 3 story fall, shave down the damaged bone, and take out the patruding parts of the disc but the disc wasn't completely taken out and isn't doing it's job and is just causing more issues. I'm having an updated MRI tomorrow to see what's changed to cause increased pain this fast (i cannot do things a could a few months ago and now, over just the last week, am having a hard time just walking at all). And then a fusion at L5 S1. My pain Dr is thinking the disc has broken into more pieces and is just causing more issues but we won't know until the MRI is read next week.

    So, will be refering with a surgeon if we want to do that surgery. I didn't think to ask what happens with my pain pump that has a cathiter into my spine pumping free base morphine, marcain, and clonidine directly into my spinal cord, during that surgery and after it.
     
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  5. KwanYingirl

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    @lostforgottensoul lots of good advice here. I’ve had every test in the book. It was a process of elimination. Flow tests are uncomfortable, but getting a negative report was worth it. I liked that I had an abdominal CT scan that also ruled out GYN problems. I’ve always had good insurance and never turned down a test. What I had to come to terms with was the fact that it’s been a lifelong problem that I was not honest about. A part of my being in denial about the massive repercussions of child sexual and physical abuse. I actually would have preferred bladder cancer over having to wake up from a looong dissociative life. I’m awake to the world now in ways I never imagined possible.

    So, yes, ask all the questions and in due time, you will know the answer. I really like the YouTube idea of water flowing!! Sometimes I just talk myself through it. No one is hurting me, I am safe, I’m a fully formed human, it’s ok to relax.

    You have a lot of good reasons for having bladder problems! You fell 3 stories??? The pain cocktail you have sounds like a keeper but maybe some tweeting is in order. Good luck with the MRI and definitely let Your neurosurgeon know your bladder issues. It may be a compromised nerve that he needs to know about.
     
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  6. TexCat

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    I would wear one of those pee pads in case some leaks out that you aren’t aware of. I am sorry you are having to deal with this!
     
  7. lostforgottensoul

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    So far the water sounds to help you pee on youtube (yep, many named exactly that) are helping! Turn up the media volume one notch and no one can hear it but I can with the speaker of the phone to my ear and I close my eyes and try to deep breath and wala. Pee!. Another reason I think its anxiety causing more tense muscles.

    So far no leaks. Just pee down my leg when I was not done peeing but thought I was. I think almost as bad is wiping when not done but thought I was which then causes a peed on hand which now has to touch my pants and shirt and what not to not come out of the bathroom stall with my pants down. I should carry hand sanitizer or pocket wipes in my pocket for those times!
     
  8. MyWillow

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    Oh my I helped someone :) :) :) So glad it worked!
     
  9. shatter eyes

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    Yup i remember the funnel. The twirling sounds of the pump. The metallic shine of the scale.

    I am surprise i am not alone with stubborn pp. My scan shows L4 L5 S1 exit nerve root issues. Spinal decompression is helping. I am waiting for back injections.

    I am prescribed cialis and it actually helps me pee easier. Currently getting spinal decompression and i notice it helps more.

    So yea... Cialis for peepee.
     
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  10. DharmaGirl

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    Is it your disk or vertebrae? Disks are soft and cushion the bony vertebrae. L5 - S1 would interfere with peeing. And, God forbid, pooping. Hope it doesn't get that far!
     
  11. shatter eyes

    shatter eyes Well-Known Member

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    For me it is my discs that are squishing to nerves which leads to inflammation and muscles tense up to protect area causing more squishing.. its a bad cycle.

    Good news hopeful is i read i magazine there is research on using our own stem cells from fat and injecting into disc would cause healing of the disc.

    With my current therapy the herniation decreased but still i have trouble going pee.

    It is nice to know others here experience similar troubles.
     
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  12. DharmaGirl

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    You are more than welcome to my fat, if you need fat. I have more than I can use, lol. I'm sorry you're having these problems.
     
  13. lostforgottensoul

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    Hmmm. Intresting. My therapist and I were talking about it. How easy it would be to make a synthetic disc. We do organ transplant but can't find a way to syntheticlly make a disc to do the disc's job? I mean, maybe I ain't thinking right and that's entirely possible but it seems easy enough in today's science.

    Yeah, totally not.
     
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