Bladder control


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Old 05-30-06, 04:24 PM
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Bladder control

Was wondering and I KNOW I should see my doctor but I don't really care to and don't want to waste my time...

Anyway, my dad says I have a problem as I have to urinate a million times. I can't hold it in very long. As soon as I get to my parents house after work (1 hour later after leaving my job), I run to bathroom (most times I run...other times I walk). In the morning I drink 1/2 - 3/4 cups of my coffee and go (#1 )probably 5 times before leaving the house. Is this normal? I've been this way forever-I think it all happened after giving birth. It doesn't really bother me but I was wondering if there are others like me??? Or is there anything I need to worry about???
 
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Old 05-30-06, 04:28 PM
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Listen to your dad. That is excessive. Frequent urination can be a symptom of several things that do require medical attention.

It may also just be you but get it checked, at least to make your dad feel better.
 
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Old 05-30-06, 04:32 PM
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Really? Come on! OK..I didn't mean a million times really. And when I go 5 times after that 1/2-3/4 cup of coffee...it's not like it's a whole cup of #1 or anything like that. Do ya think liquid needs to stay in our body for a while after an intake?
 
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Old 05-30-06, 04:38 PM
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Really? Come on! OK..I didn't mean a million times really. And when I go 5 times after that 1/2-3/4 cup of coffee...it's not like it's a whole cup of #1 or anything like that. Do ya think liquid needs to stay in our body for a while after an intake?
I'm not a doc but I do recognize that this is extreme. It may be nothing but there are illnessess that frequent urination is a symptom. Childbirth also causes some problems as well. These tend to be more nuisance than real problems but you should get checked just to be sure.

Besides, wouldn't you like to put dad's mind at ease??

Using you own signature line as a guide:

If you don't take time to do it now, who will you blame when it becomes serious?
 
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Old 05-30-06, 04:48 PM
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Ahhhh! U got me! LOL. I know, I know...and I once said "I'm a do it kinda gal"...I'm a hypocrite! I just hate 'em docs (NO offense Dr. Mitch!) but I just refuse to be seen by them unless it's an emergency...blah, blah, blah...my dumb ol' excuses. I guess I was hoping someone might say "you're ok...I'm like that too"...

Thanks Nap...maybe someone else may post a reply before I finally decide and go. Rats!...I have other "what's this???" that I should just go get a physical done er something. I know...I know...ok...when or if I do go I'll post something if it's anything so others can be aware of whatever it is...

I should probably change my signature line!
 
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Old 05-30-06, 05:06 PM
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but I just refuse to be seen by them unless it's an emergency...blah, blah, blah...my dumb ol' excuses. I guess I was hoping someone might say "you're ok...I'm like that too"..

If somebody else posts that, then they should see a doc as well. If you get 12 people in a room and they all are bleeding to death, that doesn;t make it normal. It just means they all need to see the doc.

The idea is to take care of things before they become an emergency. Since your obviously a gal, that includes the annual pap and at least a breast exam but some are starting to go with more frequent mammo's. Who was the old guy that said "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? There is a lot of truth to that.


Besides, why do you want dad to worry. All us dads worry about our kids, often more than you will ever realize. At least help put his mind at ease, he has other things that need his attention.
 
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This is a pretty high frequency. Most women do go more often than men because their bladder is literally smaller. It's also immediately underneath the uterus, which is why a pregnant woman has to urinate three drops every 45 seconds - there's just no room with the baby on top squishing it. If you had always been like this, I'd chalk it up to a normal variant. Because you've been this way only since carrying your son, I'd mention it to your doc. Since it's been so many years already, I'd just bring it up the next time you're there for a routine visit, I don't see the need to schedule a visit just for this.
 
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Old 05-30-06, 07:27 PM
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But Mitch, did you not read the posts. There is no such thing as a routine visit for this gal.

She should just make an appointment and get it checked, along with the other things she has probably let slide.
 
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I think you should definitely see a doc. I have friends who complain of having a bladder "the size of a pea" but I don't know anyone (besides older men w/prostate problems) who goes that often!
I really avoid going to the doctor too. But when you gotta go, you gotta go! (sorry, couldn't resist!)
 
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i wouldn't make a special appointment just for this, but at your next yearly gyn visit (surely you ARE going to a gyn once a year for a pap test/pelvic/breast exam, aren't you?????), that's the Dr. to ask about this.

my first thought while reading your post was diabetes. frequent urination is a symptom of diabetes. some gals who aren't diabetic, become diabetic while pregnant. sometimes it goes away after delivery, sometimes not (my sister in law stayed diabetic).

were you ever tested for gestational diabetes during your pregnancy? do you get all shaky & weak if you don't eat for a while?

you might also have a prolapsed bladder or something else in there has shifted & is squishing your bladder, reducing it's volume capacity (kind of like the baby did when he was in there).

or it could be a tumor. (sorry, but it COULD be!) if so, caught early, it can be totally dealt with!
 
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Thanks guys for your concern and ideas, etc. I'm making plans to change my doctor. I don't like the one I visited once. I have not seen a doctor for a physical or any of the sort (gyn) for over 9 years or so. I think...I mean, I KNOW it's time! I know, I know, I know...!

I'll get to it. I think all this is gonna help push my butt into doing finally doing it.

Annette: you're freaking me out! lol...j/k. I haven't been diagnosed for anything during pregnancy way back then but I was told I needed to go on a massive diet. Did I listen...nope. I got a 9 pounder baby.

BTW: I do get shaky when I haven't eaten for a while but isn't that normal? I mean, I could go without breakfast and work on the yard in the morning for hours and then I get weak and shaky but that's b/c there's nothing in my system to burn off.

Cancer is a possiblity. Runs in the family but not at my age. My mom just had breast cancer but I doubt that would have anything to do with my bladder, though I could have bladder cancer. HA ha...j/k.

I WILL go see a doc regardless. Eventually....before the end of the year.
 
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Get your butt to the doctor. I'm a guy and go see old saw bones at leats every 4 years whether I need to or not.
 
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Originally Posted by mattison
...go see old saw bones...
Huh? ...the doc?
 
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Originally Posted by mattison
Get your butt to the doctor. I'm a guy and go see old saw bones at leats every 4 years whether I need to or not.
Mattison is dating himself - nobody calls doctors saw bones anymore.
 
 

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