urethral dilatation and incontinence

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I have had urethral dilatation in October this year due to a narrow urethra causing persistent urine infections . Following this operation my incontinence has become far worse.I always suffered from urgency which the surgeon assured me would improve following the op ( which it hasn't) but now I suffer from stress incontinence also and leak when laughing & coughing etc.Has this happend to anyone else??.It is making me so depressed I have stopped going out.

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    Sorry to hear your experience has been a bad one, as it is for some  others following surgery, l immediately started with intersticitial cystitus following major surgery, some of us are unlucky, but its not long since you had dilation, maybe time will improve it.

    l have seen other posts on here about people who have had bad experiences with dilation, someone in the know will probably pick up on it with more info than l have. Make sure you let the gp urologist know the after affects, whether they can help or not, at least its on record.  Hope someone can advice you, best wishes.

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    I know it can happen though rarely. I didn't have any problem after and nor did anyone else I know who had it done. It is quite possible that the operation irritated the bladder and will settle down, equally you may have a small infection or something else entirely.

    Speak to your GP about what is happening, they may wish to let your surgeon know and if you have a follow up appt mention it to the surgeon then.


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      Thankyou Taz

      I have a follow up appointment so hopefully will get some answers.I had cancelled the OP 4 years ago as I was told this could happen but after so many infections since then, I really had no choice than to go through with it . incontinence has ruined my life since I was a child and I am gutted it has got worse.

      Thankyou for taking the time to reply x

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      Our internal organs do not like being fiddled with and can react by going on strike or having a tantrum and becoming overactive.

      (My sister has also had continance problems since childhood as the muscles that control the bladder ceased developing when she was 5 or 6.)

      I had a cyst pressing on my bladder which caused incontinence. It was removed two months ago and things were worse after but are now getting better.

      Big hugs

      Taz xxx

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