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What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

More info needed: In the long run, there should be no affect on your bowel or bladder function after hysterectomy. There are risks of surgery to both those organ systems, but those problems would arise promptly after surgery. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I had a hysterectomy 21 years ago and am now having bladder thickening and massive pain and 3 to 4 uti a year plus incontinence ?

I had a hysterectomy 21 years ago and am now  having bladder thickening and massive pain and 3 to 4 uti  a year plus incontinence
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Question?: If you are asking whether the hysterectomy caused these changes the answer is that it is unlikely. Without, however, knowing exactly what is going on clinically it is impossible to say what the cause or approach to therapy should be. A good urologist would be able to help answer any of these questions. ...Read more

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Bad vaginal burning 6 weeks. Dr puzzled.None of usual diagnoses. 53 long endometriosis history, very dark urine/bladder pain.Hot flashes/hysterectomy?

Bad vaginal burning 6 weeks. Dr puzzled.None of usual diagnoses. 53 long endometriosis history, very dark urine/bladder pain.Hot flashes/hysterectomy?

See answer: Most common causes of vaginal burning are infectious vaginitis (bv, yeast, std) which likely have already been ruled out. Irritant-related and atrophic vaginitis and lichen sclerosis usually evident on basis of hx and exam. Dark urine usually a reflection of concentrated urine if urinalysis otherwise normal. To me, your description is suggestive of "vulvodynia" and possible "interstitial cystitis". ...Read more

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Vaginal/bladder pain rectal pressure urine dip trace blood culture neg hx of adhesions and had complete hysterectomy what could be wrong?

Vaginal/bladder pain rectal pressure urine dip trace blood culture neg hx of adhesions and had complete hysterectomy what could be wrong?

Chronic pelvic pain: Chronic pelvic pain is a common problem and presents a major challenge to health care providers because of its often unclear etiology, complex natural history, and poor response to therapy. Good rapport, tolerance, and an open-minded approach are important in the evaluation of any patient with chronic pain. A thorough systematic examination usually suggests an appropriate diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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Nero found lesions on my mri. Said i probably have ms. Tomorrow i'm having a cystoscopy for blood in urine. Are MS and bladder problems linked.

Nero found lesions on my mri. Said i probably have ms. Tomorrow i'm having a cystoscopy for blood in urine. Are MS and bladder problems linked.

Yes but: MS can cause bladder problems:either problem with emptying(bladder muscle contracts poorly)or problem with storage(small amount of urine cause bladder to contract,so urination is frequent).Blood in urine is unrelated to MS.Wish you well. ...Read more

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Is incontinence a problem after total hysterectomy. Can it be fixed?

Is incontinence a problem after total hysterectomy. Can it be fixed?

Rarely: Incontinence rare after a hysterectomy. But this is a question for your gynecologist when you go for consultation. Ther are several approaches for hysterectomy and the surgeon will know the answers ...Read more

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Hysterectomy done in 2012 I have had pains in pelvic since 08 still having problems hurts with full bladder, when standing/walking painful intercorse?

Hysterectomy done in 2012 I have had pains in pelvic since 08 still having problems hurts with full bladder, when standing/walking painful intercorse?

IC: Such symptoms are suggestive of interstitial cystitis. This inflammatory bladder condition classically is associated with painful intercourse and pelvic discomfort. Consider having a checkup with a urologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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What are some common bladder problems?

What are some common bladder problems?

Here are a few.: Bladder problems can be divided generally into two groups, problems with storing urine, and problems with emptying. Common storage problems include incontinence and overactive bladder. Emptying problems include obstructed urine flow, common in older men with enlarged prostates. Urinary tract infections are a very common ailment, and cause problems with emptying and storage. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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Bladder Problems (Definition)

In a broad sense, bladder problems may be defined as any undesirable changes affecting its ability to comfortably store the urine and ...Read more