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I've had pressure on my bladder for years now. I've been through all of the urological tests and they are always normal. A scan revealed large fibroids that made my uterus = to an 18-week pregnancy. One doctor said a fibroid was causing my urethra to kink, which led to urinary retention. I had uterine fibroid embollisation (UFE) in December, but it did not shrink the fibroids enough. Apparently, I still have one pressing n my bladder. I do not have any complaints about my periods, which is what most women with fibroids complain about (although my fibroids are subserosal).
My symptoms are: intense pressure on my bladder, which gets unbearable before my period and alleviates somewhat at the end of my period; constant feeling that I need to pee (not urgency, though); weak stream; tender to touch lower pelvis sometimes; discharge, but can't tell if it's vaginal or urinary. I DO NOT have burning, urgency, odour.
Does anyone have any experience with bladder symptoms being from fibroids? I am scheduled for a hysterectomy, but am freaking out -- what if this is not caused by my fibroids at all, but instead is some bizarre bladder condition?!
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