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  • Maybe there is nothing wrong with my bladder

    Is it possible? After almost 4 months of pain, frustration, ER visits, CAT scans, and going from family physician to urologist to OBY-GYN, living on pain killers and the IC diet, the only diagnosis I got was for trigonitus of the bladder. Finally someone sent me for a pelvic ultrasound and there it was...a great big grapefruit sized ovarian cyst pushing down on my bladder. I have to have surgery to have it removed and my doctors are now pretty sure that it will relieve my urinary urgency/frequency, and that horrible painful feeling of something being in the rectum (I don't even have a rectum after having my colon removed 17 yrs ago). Hopefully it will take care of it, and for all of you out there going thru this...please have them check with a pelvic ultrasound! I had a CAT scan and several doctors looked at it and no one saw this huge mass.
    I'll let you know in a few months!

  • #2
    Oh my- It's good you had the ultra sound done. My uro/gyno wasn't going to do one but I talked her into it. So glad I did.


    • #3
      I hope the surgery will help.

      Warm hugs,
      Stay safe

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      • #4
        I know you have been very frustrated so I sincerely hope this is your answer. Please keep us updated.

        Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

        American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
        Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom


        • #5
          Earthlady, did your ultrasound show anything?


          • #6
            No, not a thing. Almost wished it had, if you know what I mean. Then I could say - "Oh, that's the reason for all this."