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Hi, I've been suffering with an Underactive. Bladder for several months now. For example, the other day I had only voided 150ml by 4pm after having drank a litre up to that time. Today I have just been to the bathroom at 12.30pm and having drank 3/4 litre, I only voided 90ml. This happens most days. I have seen the Doc several times, the Bladder Nurse, and last Monday, the Urologist. Urologist checked my bladder and kidneys. They were fine he said. He checked my flow and output. Both were fine. But then they would be when I drank a lot more than usual in such a short space of time. Of course this is necessary for an ultrasound bladder scan. I couldn't convince the Urologist of the problems I am having with low voids and not wanting to go all day. I usually drink about 1500ml per day. Also, whilst urination is minimal during the day, it comes back to normal in the early hours when finally I can empty my bladder. I think it's an anxiety problem and during the day Im really worried and upset about it and subconsciously tensing up my sphincter or something then of course at night when I've been asleep, I'm totally relaxed and things come back to normal. I told the Urologist I am obsessed with the problem. To which he simply said don't be! Thing is I'm scared that my low voids during the day will stop all together or all the fluid "Retained" in my bladder will trigger and OAB episode or that my bladder will be damaged. Just makes me wonder if the ultra sound was enough to detect worse problems or even if they missed something. But this has been going on since July now. As things stand, I'm waiting for the Doc to get the letter back from the Urologist. Strangely though, I can bring on urination by laying on the sofa for an hour or so. This also points to tension causing my problems as I'm relaxed when I'm layed down. Has anyone else had similar problems to this?
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