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  • can I say the word Pee to my Uro?

    I want to tell him how I could pee a lot after PT but not sure if I should use a more medical term. Peeing is peeing right?

  • #2
    I doubt it will be the first time he has heard the word. He's probably heard a lot of "number 1" too.

    As for my urogyn he uses the word pee
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    • #3
      My uro uses the word "void". You might want to say you're voiding a larger volume than usual rather than saying "a lot" - because from your other post it sounded like that's what you meant. As opposed to our usual "a lot" meaning many many trips to the restroom.

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      -IC diet
      -Elavil 50mg at night
      -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
      -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
      -Pyridium if needed,
      -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
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      • #4
        I say "pee" to my uro and GP.

        Diagnosed August 2001

        Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

        Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

        I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


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        • #5
          Pee is good. Go ahead and say it.

          I've had a lot of doctors, and I've followed a lot of doctors around in the clinic, and most of the good ones say "pee" because patients respond well to it. It's not so clinical, and it tends to make patients feel more at ease to hear words that they themselves use at home.

          As for me, I've said "pee" a number of times at the urologist's.

          *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
          *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
          *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
          *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

          **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


          • #6
            Pee is fine or you can say urinate........

            I'm 47 years old, married 27 years. I have two wonderful boys and two wonderful grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 1994. Life has certainly thrown me many many surprises, all of which I'm trying to stay positive and hopeful, and I try to think about my blessings not my misfortunes, when possible. Stay Strong!


            • #7
              My uro also says "pee". As long as you get your point across, it probably doesn't matter to the doctor.


              • #8
                I normally say "When I had to go to the bathroom with the bladder". Sounds kind of stupid really so I think saying pee will make it easier on him. He has learned to Decipher my meanings. I have different meanings for different body parts. Just can not bring myself up to saying certain private parts to him. Funny how he will stand there and say this body part and I say no the other place you know. Instead of saying vagina to him I say you know the place below where the cath goes. That was a new one for him. Wonder what he thinks and if I am the only patient he has that does that.


                • #9
                  I've always said pee to my doctors as well. I guess because thats what they ask me -- can I pee for them in this cup?