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    Old 03-14-2021, 05:15 PM   #1
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    Does anyone have any advice for post-radical prostatectomy bladder spasms? My family member has them and they cause him excruciating pain. He is on the medication for it, but looking to try anything that might provide some relief. Thank you.

     
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    Old 03-15-2021, 05:17 AM   #2
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    Re: Bladder Spasms

    There's not much to help and it's awful. The silver lining is he will have no memory of the pain itself once it's gone. It will not kill him.

    Don't resist them or try to relax through them. Push gently with them like birthing contractions and the episodes will end quicker. Do not push or bear down hard. Push gently like you are urinating. It may leak slightly around the catheter. Not to worry.

    They are a sign of healing. The bladder is trying to reject the catheter.

     
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    Old 03-15-2021, 11:32 AM   #3
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    Hi ABC789,

    I have no direct experience, but I know of urologists who specialize in problems after prostate cancer surgery. One expert, dealing mainly with incontinence but also touching on bladder issues, recommended the National Association for Continence, www.nafc.org, as a source of information about doctors who treat such issues.

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    Old 03-15-2021, 03:41 PM   #4
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    No alcohol, caffeine, or carbonated beverages.

     
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    Old 03-17-2021, 10:11 AM   #5
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    The worst pain I experienced after my surgery were the bladder spasms. Mostly with the catheter in but they continued for a few more days after removal. No pain now.

     
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    Old 03-17-2021, 10:16 AM   #6
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    Re: Bladder Spasms

    I liken it to birthing contractions of which I know nothing. My partner, from the other room, said it sounded like I was having an orgasm.
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