How long will bladder be sensitive?

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I am almost ten weeks out from prolapse surgery (ssf) and I still have a very sensitive bladder. Also itching and burning of and on. The fact that my pelvic muscles are really tense adds to the irritation. When will this all settle down?

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    I really hope that it is soon. At 5 weeks I suppose I have to be patient but am so anxious all the time that it will fail. 

    That’s more of a problem for me than the soreness. Have to keep optimistic.

    Hope you feel 100% soon.

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    Hi REN,

           Have you made certain you dont have a bladder infection?  The symptoms can present in various manners and the words “sensitive, burning and itching” cause me suspicion.  It is interesting to hear about your pelvic muscles being tense as I have also recently started PT for that and issues with my right obturator nerve.  All of this is just so much more of a journey than I ever anticipated!  Wishing you relief and continued healing!

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      Yes I am sure... Also because I can feel absolutely normal one day and then the burning etc begins all of a sudden to last a couple of hours.
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    Remembering that we are all different, Ren,  I also had burning and pain at the end of urination to the point I was concerned I had developed a bladder infection. The sensation, however, would be there awhile then just go away so figured it was not a bladder infection;  just  part of the healing process. I am now 11 weeks post op anterior and posterior repair with urethra and hernia repair as well. I had the burning sensation last week but have not had it this week. I hope this helps reassure you that it is part of your surgery. If, however, the pain and burning sensation does not go away, you should probably contact your doctor. This recovery is definitely a journey filled with so many levels of concern at different points of recovery! 

    Just remember  to take care of yourself and do absolutely nothing as often as you can!! Prayers for you!

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    Hi Ren

    I'm almost 3 weeks post a and p repair and still having offshoots issues emptying my bladder. The flow is reduced and I feel pressure when I urinate also a burning sensation. I spoke 2 my specialist who sent me back 2 GP for wee culture and different antiobiotics. I get up 4 to 5 times a night to wee it's simply exhausting. Good luck with ur recovery. I'm super frustrated and starting 2 think the prolapse was better to live with!

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      I wonder if the GP could prescribe medication that could soothe/calm your bladder while it heals?  I think I have read from others on this site that it helps.  3-4x/night sounds exhausting!
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      That would be good ... I actually find doctors super reluctant to prescribe anything. When I was in hospital and catherised I think for the 2nd time I had hideous spasms. I asked for some diazepam just 2 settle the muscles. I was prescribed it .. but only a star dose. So when that wore off 2 bad.
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