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I've written several posts on here. Hoping to hear a few new ideas. I'm a 43 year old male. Had an issue in Feb of this year where I always had the urge to urinate. Went to Dr's and they prescribed Ciproflaxin and this is what cured it when I had it last in 2010. I ended up passing a bladder stone as well during this process. I was told I should get a ultrasound of my bladder and kidneys. i did. I was then called by the DR and said they are referring me to a urologist because my bladder looked like it had thickening walls. I went to see a urologist and he scheduled me for a Cystoscopy. He said I had a 'Christmas Tree' bladder, no idea what that means. He sent me for Urodynamics testing a week later. I retianed urine and had a very weak stream. On average I retain 200cc of urine when I go to the bathroom, when I do go it is very difficult to get going and the stream is very weak. I was picking up cathetars every week and keeping a log of how much urine I retianed and it was consistently 200CC's. He then sent me for blood work to see if I was diabetic and to test my kidney function. My last appointment with my urologist he played it down like it wasn't a big deal. He said kidney funstion is good and I am not diabetic. I asked if I had neurogenic bladder since I can't feel when there is urine in my bladder and he said yes. i asked if I needed to see a neurologist and he said there isn't anything they would do for me. I asked for any medication that would help my brain and bladder communicate better and he said there was none. He scheduled an appointment in 6 months. At this point I am at a loss as to what to do. This is a mentally exhusting ordeal I deal with daily. I shouldn't be having these issues at 43. My urologist doesn't think it's abig deal but to me it is. What should I do?? Should I go back to my DR and maybe get referred to a different urologist? My issues with that is having to do the scope and urodynamics over again, they were very intrusive i can't imagine doing that again. I would like to go see a neurologist as I think thats where the issue is but my urologist won't refer me. I feel completely stuck and am annoyed at how this year is playing out. I will take any and all suggestions on here. Hope to hear from some people.
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