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I've been having problems emptying my bladder for a while and horrible heavy periods each month. Anyway GP gave me iron tablets as levels dangerously low and sent me for an ultrasound in August. This revealed an 8cm fibroid and several other smaller ones. The Radigrapher did confirm this wouldn't be helping my bladder. An appointment was made for 2nd October with gynaecologist.
The bladder issue came to a head last Thursday. I got home and just couldn't wee, Rang GP and went to see her. My stomach had gone rock hard and she said my bladder was in retention. Long story short, ended up in A&E with a catheter which relieved the bladder and the relief was just wonderful! Doctor there examined my rear end and confirmed could feel another fibroid from that angle too (at back of womb I presume). He says he'd looked at ultrasound scan and could see a fibroid sitting in the bladder, just like the radiographer had said.
So I had a catheter in place until Monday, went back in and another doctor then spoke to me and said a fibroid of that size wouldn't cause bladder problems, that it must have been an infection. Although my wee and bloods were all normal?! Any problems before 2nd October to go to GP and get antibiotics......
I'm sorry but I do feel like I've been fobbed off. I just hope nothing happens like that again before 2/10. When I got up at 5.30 this morning bursting for a wee and spent ages trying to go, his words were whirling around my head like I'm done kind of fraud!
I would LOVE to hear other people's experiences of fibroids on the bladder and how it went for them.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story!
I was originally due to see gynaecologist October 2nd but I guess this will change things.
I am 46 next month, have a 19 and 16 year old, finished my family years ago. Mum went through menopause at 50, so I'm a few years, potentially, away from it yet.
I'm scared now that without the catheter it'll happen again. I've missed two work days with this incident. What do you think they'll suggest?
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