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No one knows what's wrong with me

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 23, 2006
  • 10:02 PM

I am a 22 year old female, and for as long as I can remember (although I know it started getting bed when I moved to Florida the first year of high school) I have not been able to urinate normally. When I go to the bathroom, it takes several minutes for it to decide to come out, and I have to be very relaxed--not stressed out at all. I can't go anywhere--public places with other females in the bathroom make me nervous, as do places where someone is waiting for you, or knows that you're in there (planes, and side of the road stops are definately out of the question). I've never gone to sleepovers, never gone on road trips, never gone too far away from home because I simply cannot urinate. And, I can never go anywhere for long, because I have to go at least once an hour, and this is at night as well. I'll sleep for maybe five hours before I'm up every hour to use the restroom. I've come across terms like "acute urine retentin" "pelvic floor dysfunction" (although that seems to deal more with incontinence, which is what I have the complete OPPOSITE of--can't get it to come out instead of it coming out when I don't want it), and "urethral stricture". I had a urologist suggest dialating my urethra, which didn't do any good, and which a lot of these sites I'm seeing says can make it much worse. Has anyone ever heard of this? I'm dying to talk to someone who knows what it is, or has had it, or is a doctor. Yes, a doctor who actually knows what he/she is talking about would be a NICE change.

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  • I have a similar problem. I can pee anywhere though. I just can't void all of my urine. I pee, then I feel a burning sensation and feel like I still need to pee. I don't have a bladder or yeast infection. I feel uncomfortable all the time and feel the need to pee all the time. I have been tested at a Urologist and they found that I retain urine. I am not 100% sure what I have but it comes and goes. I had it about 2 years ago... now I am experiencing this pain and inability to urinate completely again! Urggghhh! Any suggestions or help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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  • I had the same problem but I am much older. I am 43 years old and could not empty my bladder, last check up my bladder had 480 cc of urine. After 500 cc it is considered dangereous. My Urologist was insistant on putting me on a permanent catheter so my bladder could empty and I would'nt have to worry about the risk of exceeding the 500 cc of urine. Unrealted to my bladder at the time I was diagnosed with significant fibroids of the uterus (very common) I had a very large one and multiple small one. My Urologist felt that the size of my uterus had put pressure on my bladder and helped me go more frequently and felt it was helping my bladder situation since it was important I kept my bladder as empty as I possibly could. To him it wasn't a bad thing. My OBGYN was concered that the size of my uterus (due to all the fibroids) was concerning because the fibroids were so big I looked 5 months pregnant and my periods were horrible and I was becoming anemic. So I decided on a hysterectomy, although my Urologist felt my retention would just get worse. After my hysterectomy my bladder went to zero urine. I retain no urine, it had been 10-15 years since my problem and no one knew the fibroids of the hysterectomy were actually obstructing my bladder. All females with this problem should rule out fibroids with there OB. My Urologist cannot believe it.
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  • Im Totally Feeling You On This Urinary Problem. I Am Going Through Something Similar. Its Very Frustrating And It Seems These Doctors Dont Know What They Are Talking About. If You Like Check Out My Urinary Problem I Posted. Its Under Urinating Mystery. Plz Help Part 1 And 2. Its Pretty Long. Alrite Take Care..
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    • September 30, 2006
    • 04:44 AM
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