Do you drink liquids after 6PM? I was always told to cut down on liquid consumption by that time. I had persistant bladder infections for 2 years and finally went to a urologist. I had they cystoscope a year ago and after the last dose of antibiotics the urologist prescribed, haven't had a bladder infection since. I was told years ago that when you lie down, your kidneys relax and work overtime to expell urine. I always have to pee a few times once I've been down, but not as often as you.
No way. In fact, I have had problems drinking too little liquid, for fear of peeing at night. But that never helped. It isn't really a matter of how much liquid is in there, its a matter of the urethra being spastic I think. So it there is one teaspoon in there, it feels like a gallon.
Hi: I had bladder spasms myself, and frequency... residual volume (shown by ultrasound) as well. Detrol didn't help. I had a cystoscopy (the camera into the bladder) which was normal. After the cystoscopy things were a little better for a short time, but then they got bad again. My urologist said I had a narrow urethra and the stretching done by the camera as it went in was probably what helped lessen the symptoms. He said that the camera does not stretch it much, though, and recommended a urethral dilation if my symptoms did not clear up in a couple of months. I wasn't happy with that idea, not being able to find any info supporting that on the net, but I didn't want to live with the symptoms anymore, so I went ahead (at the time of the dilation it had been over 7 months of symptoms). I am cautiously optimistic, its been a few months now, and things are much improved. I still get a few hours here and there where I feel a little spasming, but it is nothing like it was (the pain from the spasms was so bad that I ended up in Emerg on morphine one afternoon)... I'm drinking lots of water and hoping things stay calm!
- injured at 15
- conservative management for 10+ years
- 2002: L5-S1 fusion w/ hardware