Woman Had an Overactive Bladder misdiagnois with Urethral Stricture

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This is for ladies preferably.  Women we have to be very careful with our Bladder Conditions.  Are there any women who have a overactive bladder, or any type of urges, frequency, leaking who may have had a surgery and it went totally wrong.  There is a condition called, "Urethral Stricture" that is common in men and RARE in women.  I had an Overactive Bladder but was misdiagnois with a condition called "Urethral Stricture".  Urethral Stricture ois what the doctor said I had an Blockage aka as Bladder OUtlet Obstruction.  This means that the Dr. said my going to the bathroom a lot was a result of me not going normally.  In urethral stricture most people pee, void, or has what called a slow stream.  This means they are unable to pee properly, only a little is coming out at a time.  At the time that I was being tested I did not know anything about Urethral Stricture until I had the surgery and ended up completetly and Totalling Incontinent.  I mean Incontinent where as I was unable to pee any kind of way on my own.  I had nO bladder control, like someone who is living in pampers everyday w24 hours per day for the reason that they have no bladder control.  This is what happen to me after this misdiagnois.  The doctor claim my URGENCY, FREQUENCY was Retention...meaning, I was peeing a lot because my pee could not come out.  NOw listen careful, if you are one that this is happening to, that you are unable to pee it comes out slowly get help.  But, we must not allow doctors to lie on us manipulate us and write down symptoms we do not have.  If you have urge, please read up on it, make sure the doctor is not saying one thing to you and diagnoising you for something totally different and then not telling you the risk factor is Incontinency.  The doctor has power where he can damage us then say we would ended up like this anyway.  No, we have a right to live with our difficultiies, there is medication that can help us.  There are too many bladder disorders that mimic others and we must know for sure that you and your doctors are communicating with each other with full understanding and that he is truly listening to you and being honest.  Look all your symptoms. email me. This is not to scare anyone but to talk openly about bladder and pelvic disorders.. It's time that we talk. and talk loud because I was one who was taken advantage of and I wish I had this site when I was told i had a blockage, I didn't find out about urethral stricture until it was over.  I was told after my misfortune that I was misdiagnois and this led me to start a program, advocacy to tell others so the same mistake doen't happen to you.  God Bless, research,

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    Hi, I have been suffering with a feeling of a full bladder even after peeing n a funny uncomfortable feeling in my vagina. Almost like I'm sitting on something (told I don't have a prolapse) I often feel like I'm bursting for a wee but when I get to the loo I do a fair amount but not like I feel I should be doing n it's often the case that I really have to push n force my wee out. I'm having a transvaginal ultrasound on sat as I was also feeling a burning sensation in my vagina with or without peeing (this seems to have settled fingers crossed) but this has all come about since finishing my pill n trying for a baby. Do u have any ideas? I'm sorry to hear you've had such a horrific experience n hope u have been able to find some sort of cure? X
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      Thank you. You're doing right by having the ultrasound, a urologist wont hurt. It must be a doctor that is truly trained in Women. Ask them if they have any punlication or anything showing that they specialize in whatever they disgnois you with. Read Jane Akre articles on women with mesh problems

       This is to help you know hiw important it is to talk openly with your doctor so that you dont end of likevmyself or the women JAne AKre writes about.

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      Thanks Delores, my US showed nothing so im now waiting for a hosp appt with a uero-gynecologist apparently a dr who deals with urology and gyne complaints but they dont rush themselves do they! I will deffinatly look into how experienced they are etc. Thanks again
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    Also my bladder fullness feeling disappears when I am menstruating. 
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    I,m so sorry to read what a terrible ordeal you have had and still i'm sure having Delores.

    Thankyou for taking the time to highlight this and I wanting to say what a truly brave and selfless woman you are to be thinking of us your fellow sisters, when you yourself must find everyday a struggle trying to deal with your own situtation.

    Total respect to you. 

    Thank you again Delores, i will definaitely follow your advice.

    Mallorey

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    Hello,I'm a 44 year old male that was told  over 20 yrs ago that I also have a urethral stricture, iv'e had aproximately 20 cystoscopys with dialation!!! I finally got fed up and requested to see a urologist specialist that does a urethroplasty to remove scar tissue, he did another cystoscopy and told me he does not understand, my bladder and urethra look good!!! Say what??? Why would my primary urologist tell me I have a stricture, neurogenic bladder, and so on??? I have a suprapubic cath that is now plugged and he wants to see if I can pass any urine, I'm only dribbling!!! I have back problems, from my own research im finding out they can be related. This has been a rough last 20 years. Does anybody know if I would have a lawsuit against my urologist that's bee doing cystoscopys with dialation, when there's NO stricture there to dialate!!! 
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