Post laparoscopy bladder issues.

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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone had any bladder issues after their laparoscopy overian removal of cyst/tumour. If so could you share your experience.

Im several week in to my recovery after a overian cystectomy.. also had a hysteroscopy. Since the 2nd day of the operation i have experienced a pressure sensation in my bladder towards the end of me passing water and get shooting pains / spasams randomly through the day... i dont think i have a uti. Any advice will be much appreciated.

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    So glad I'm not the only one! I had bladder and bowel problems as my cyst grew bigger and assumed it was pain from my cyst as it was on the left hand side, apparently during surgery it was discovered that I had quite severe adhesions from previous surgeries that had to be removed from my bowel and bladder.

    Skip to 3 months post op and end up at the drs with really bad constipation and the kind of pains on my left hand side as before the op......very odd as left hand tube and ovary are no longer there! Dr did a dip urine test as she thought I may have had a uti (pain after emptying my bladder, little spasms if I had drank more, sitting a while. Pain was like once bladder was emptied a dragging sensation could be felt. Als I had started to notice I was losing control again, laugh cough etc) dr said can't be same pain as before as nothing is there now! Dip test was negative, just as I suspected! I keep saying I feel this dragging sensation and I now believe that the pain was in fact adhesions and not from the cyst as such.

    Adhesions don't seem to be mentioned but I'm pretty sure that is what my problem is. My pain is low down along c section scar and almost to the middle but not quite under belly button.

    I guess time will tell, drs seem to be quite flippant about adhesions unfortunately.

    My answer is you apparently take longer to heal inside anyway so chances are your bladder is reacting to being disturbed (did you have a catheter?) or you may have been stitched in that area and for some reason it's just irratated.

    Try and keep a note of what your doing/just done and then a pattern may emerge and give you some answers.


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      I have also been told i have adhesion so your right this could be a possibility. Not sure if i did have catheter during surgery but i do remember from before my surgery to after surgery it was nearly 24 hours before i passed water.. i was in horrendous pain but was eventually able to go. But ever

      Since im dealing with this pain, feels like an electric shock from my bladder shooting up in to my body and ofcourse the pressure sensation at the end of the stream. I haven't been to see gp as im pretty sure its not a uti. I didn't want to go to gp if this was a normal thing to happen after surgery. Feeling really confused and unsure.

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      After I had my ectopic removed ( around 18 years ago) I had to call the emergency dr out as I got up one morning and couldn't wee, which was a really odd feeling, dr said that it was quite common after surgery to get a uti but seem to remember the day after surgery a nurse coming to me and being shocked I hadn't passed urine all day, I'd felt really sick from the anaesthetic so getting out of bed was the last thing on my mind and probably the nurses too because she was the first person to ask me! she fetched me a bed pan and I thought I was never going to stop! So I always assumed it may have been because of that long wait.

      It may be worth checking yourself out just to rule out a uti but from what you described it sounds very much like my symptoms too.

      Sometimes I just have to press over the pain until it subsides, it's never enough to take pain relief for. I shall certainly be keeping notes on it though.

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