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    Has anyone with IC and Hunners ulcers had Urodynamic Testing? I have stress incontinence and was referred to a new urologist who insists on doing this "to see what she has". She hasn't examined me, or even touched me. I'm 77 and just want the stress incontinence taken care of. She mentioned an implant near my ankle. Well, I'm sitting there with braces on both legs - and a wheelchair outside the door. She rushed in - rushed out for a drug rep lunch that was brought in. I cancelled the test as I believe it will be too painful to do in the office, and will make the IC worse. She also mentioned surgery for stress incontinence can make IC worse.
    Thanks for any input. Marty

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    It's been many years since I had urodynamic testing, but it wasn't bad. For me it wasn't any worse than being catheterized. It sounds like you have real concerns about what's being recommended for you --- which I think warrants a second opinion (from a doctor who is not in the same office practice).

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      Re: Urodynamic Testing

      Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
      It's been many years since I had urodynamic testing, but it wasn't bad. For me it wasn't any worse than being catheterized. It sounds like you have real concerns about what's being recommended for you --- which I think warrants a second opinion (from a doctor who is not in the same office practice).

      Warm hugs,
      Donna
      Being catheterized doesn't bother me, but the electro pads near my anus, and the cath in my rectum bother me as I have just gotten over diverticulitis. Plus I'm not sure how much liquid they plan on putting into my bladder over the couple of hours I'm there. I had a horrible experience with a doctor who decided to diagnose my IC in the office. My appointment wasn't with him, he was new and my appointment was with the other doctor that day but he for some reason wasn't in. I was in horrible pain, left on the table to get up and dressed - with the door open and me with feet in stirrups. I finally was able to get my feet down and sit on the side of the table. The nurse came back in to check on me and I still couldn't stand due to dizziness and nausea so she brought me a coke. I went back the next day and insisted on seeing the doctor I was supposed to see. They refused as I "Had been seen the day before and there was no opening to see me". I sat and refused to go even after they were going to phone the police if I didn't leave so they could lock up for lunch. The doctor agreed to see me, examined me - and put me in the hospital the next day. He then did the bladder exam while I was sleeping and diagnosed the IC with hunner's ulcers. I've had bladder infusions in the office to gently stretch my bladder before, but not with 2 caths in my bladder, and one rectally with EMG pads. Thanks for the input.

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