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  • sleepy bladder??

    so i've just recently developed a new bladder problem and i wanted to know if anyone could give me a name for what i am experiencing.

    over the span of the last week or so, whenever i wake up, i have to pee (yeah big surprise here!) but whenever i sit down it feels like my bladder is still asleep!! i can get a really weak stream started and it just tapers off even though i still have the VERY strong urge to go! ill sit there for a minute and nothing else ever comes out. so i'll go walk around or do whatever for about a minute and then i'll be able to go again, and its usually a big amount! and if i hold it for like 5 minutes even though i just got off the toilet, then it'll start leaking out in small amounts.

    so what is this called?... so i have a name for it when i go to the uro

    I've tried:
    Detrol LA
    dmso and heparin instills

  • #2
    Sounds like PFD pelvic floor dysfuntion...
    Maybe this will help you..

    What is pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD)? This is non-neurogenic, uncoordinated behavior of the pelvic floor musculature. This is not like Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis. This is a person who has no obvious neurological disease and the muscle function is uncoordinated. normally the bladder sits in a funnel of muscle. When one voids, the muscle of the bladder contracts, thereby forcing out urine. At the same time, the muscles of the pelvic floor, the levator muscles, and the muscles of the GU diaphragm have to relax. That is the normal process of voiding; it is a complex neurological mechanism. When this happens, there is a good stream of urine. In a patient with PFD, the bladder contracts and the muscles open up, but they are in spasm. They are not working properly. They open and urine does come out, but this can lead to disruptive symptoms.

    The symptoms of PFD are similar to IC. A patient with IC typically has pelvic pain, the pain often worsens with bladder filling. They usually have day and nighttime urination, and their symptoms are affected by foods, in many instances. The patients who have PFD have similar complaints with a subtle difference (keep in mind that PFD can coexist with IC): IC should not normally result in a poor urinary flow rate. One exception is that if you are urinating tiny volumes each time, you will never be able to generate a good force of the urine stream. If you still have a poor urinary flow rate, that is suggestive of something else going on. In a male, you have to consider the presence of the prostate gland, which can also be causing problems. The first focus of attention in a male is typically on the prostate as a cause of blockage.

    Constipation can also exist in a patient with PFD. Constipation occurs for the same reasons a patient will have problems with urination; the patient tries to push out the bowel movement, but the muscles around the anus and the pelvic floor muscles are contracting at the same time. The stool sits in the rectal vault.

    There are two different types of complaints regarding intercourse: either there is terrible pain during intercourse because the penis is coming directly into the rigid muscles, or there is discomfort the day later. This is commonly seen in both IC and PFD patients.

    Many patients have the sense of incomplete bladder emptying. They feel like they have to void again as soon as they are finished. Some patients cannot empty their bladder. Usually patients who have just PFD and no significant IC do not have nighttime frequency. They just have frequency during the day. There is also a typical history of straining with urination. It is interesting to see the number of patients who say they don’t strain, yet during testing that is performed, they are straining quite a bit.

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    • #3
      I have the same issue. I've never been told its anything specific other than a finicky bladder.

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      • #4
        I have the same thing. Welcome to the Club!!


        • #5
          Re: sleepy bladder??

          I know this was a long time ago but please did u find out what it was. Ive been having this since jan.. im 26.. dont think i have ic as no pain but exact same symptom..?


          • #6
            Re: sleepy bladder??

            My urogyn says I have OAB and PFD. He did Botox for the second time in my bladder a month ago and now I am retaining horribly. My urethra hurts. Muscle spasms in my back, legs and abdomen. Botox fixed me the last time but killed me this time. My bladder is asleep! But it's having nightmares in its sleep.


            • #7
              Re: sleepy bladder??

              Oh sounds horrible. I get the whole.. get up in the morning. Need to wee.. stop and start stop and start.. coukd it be pfd? Was this your symptom with pfd


              • #8
                Re: sleepy bladder??

                Originally posted by misscljones2010 View Post
                Oh sounds horrible. I get the whole.. get up in the morning. Need to wee.. stop and start stop and start.. coukd it be pfd? Was this your symptom with pfd
                Mine is PFD, but my urogyn treated me with Botox for OAB. Now I have to cath which tenses my pelvic floor which spasms my bladder. I am going to therapy which helps but is super expensive. I have pain in my lower back on one side. I also have vaginal pain. It feels like a wire tightly wound around a spool. I think that's what it's been all along. Try to drop your pelvic floor. I use a CD by Dr. Patricia Neuman to do imagery. Hope you feel better!


                • #9
                  Re: sleepy bladder??

                  Sometimes urination that is effected by positioning is a symptom of a cystocele. Changing positions will sometimes open the urethra a little more so more urine will come out. Doctors don't always check for this so you might want to ask.

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                  • #10
                    Re: sleepy bladder??

                    Thank you. I will certainly ask.