Help! Really stressing about bladder!

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Hey all, could really do with sharing what's happening with me to see if you guys have had a similar experience.......I am 7 days on from a anterior vaginal repair and haven't slept a wink all night. My bladder feels like something is gnawing at it and it's seriously giving me anxiety.

I saw the gp yesterday, apparently no evidence of an infection and she told me to make up my own barley water (???) I have a 3 yr old. And 5 yr old and can't drive so not sure how she expects me to do this 😩

Anyway has anyone else had a similar issue? I had to have a catheter for 24 hours after the op but I am able to wee ok, but actually feel like I need to go all the time.

I am hoping that this is just the after effects of the surgery which will pass, but after tonight I am freaking out!!!

Any thoughts would be really appreciated.????

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    You poor girl. I started having issues at 7 days too but didn't ring Specialists rooms for a month as just thought it was all just part & parcel of post-op. It's the readon I found this forum & joined. I got sent to lab to do a MSU & despite not having any of the standard symptoms of UTI, in fact I had ecoli infection. So did need a course of antibiotics. So basically I think your GP maybe should have sent a sample to the lab. Did you have some sort of support like mesh? I did & I'm 11mths on now & all is fine.

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      Thanks for your thoughts! I phoned the gp again, only to be told that if the dipstick was negative they wouldn't send a sample.

      It was so bad this morning I ended up phoning the surgeons secretary and am now the way to see him. Feeling relieved that I am going to be checked out but still hurting!

      The pain started 2 days post op and has gradually become worse - so pleased that you are fine now. That's very reassuring.

      Thank you! 💜

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      Hi. I'm glad you're going back to be seen at the hospital as its very early days for you and you should be seen by the Gynae Dept. just to check all is ok. Hope it all goes well.

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    Hi Lizzy, sorry to hear you're feeling so rough. Did the GP send a urine sample away to be tested for infection or did she test in the surgery? Have these 'gnawing' and urge to go symptoms been there since you came home or started in the last day or so? If you haven't already...start drinking water - from the tap is fine. A sip at least a tumbler full every hour....water dilutes the urine and flushes the bladder - it doesn't have to be barley water. Is the pain worse when you do a wee?

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    I'm 10 weeks post op bladder mesh, the first two werks after surgery, I looked 9 months prego, feet were swollen excruciating bsck pain no sleep my doc was on vacation, high fever, blood pressure sky rocketed, was to the docs office 7 timez, gave urine each time was told its fine that this us from surgety, finally on the 8 th visit was told had severe bladder infection, got antibiotics, pain meds, and Ibuprofen so I suffered for two weeks for nothing.I'm headed to doc today possible bladder infection. Slight odor from vagina and feel has to pee again when don't so hope gets antibotics today cause I as well ad you know when someyhing is not right with your body.

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    Update

    Thanks everyone for all your thoughts and sharing your experiences.

    I went back to the hospital yesterday and had a full examination and they tested my bladder to make sure I wasn't retaining, everything was normal (thank god), and they think it's bladder spasms.

    I was relieved that I didn't have anything seriously wrong but stressed as I was still getting this awful pain. They gave me some Buscopan and amazingly it became so much better 😀!! Couldn't believe it!

    Just slept all night and feel like I have turned a corner,

    I really appreciate everyone taking the time to replay to me.......it always amazes me what we women have to go though 😬

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      Hi Lizzy, glad that they gave you a full check over and something to relieve the pain. I had something similar when I had my hysterectomy years ago - which is why I'm pleased you went back to the hospital. They thought part of the bladder may have been stitched into the wound site and did a cystoscopy. It turned out the bladder had been moved around a lot during the op and the spasms were it 'settling' back into where it belonged. Hope your recovery goes alongmuch better now. Stay well, stay strong - we women are tough cookies! x

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