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Posted 15 January 2015 16:28:47(UTC)

I am two months post RP and consider myself to be one of the lucky few, in that I am pretty much in control of my bladder. I fortunately don't have to wear pads day or night time (lucky me). Whilst I am truly grateful for this, the one thing that I have noticed is that I find my visits to the loo for a wee are way more frequent than they were prior to the operation, sometimes every hour and half, and probably three times in the night. Can anyone provide some insight into whether this sounds normal, or should I have a chat with either the specialist nurse or GP?

 

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Posted 15 January 2015 21:06:06(UTC)

Trevor

if in doubt always ask you medical team,  I had RARP April 2014 the visits to the loo were quite frequent and volume of urine quite small sometimes, think I did a couple of visits per night I also had several water infections and a slight discharge at times, this was the result of a surgical clip migrating into the bladder neck. Two months after op I guess the plumbing is still sorting its self out. I drank plenty in the day and cut back on late night drinks after say 21.00 I was also advised to cut down on caffeine. As I said if in doubt get it checked.

 

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Posted 15 January 2015 23:05:12(UTC)

Speak to your support team.

Your recovery is remarkable, I had RRP and was not dry at night for months. used to bag up until I regained more control and the fact that I could sleep through the night meant that I was not exhausted during the days.

Now at the point where when I wake up I do not need to go straight to the loo as soon as I am upright, and gravity starts to exert it's pull on my bladder. And getting better all the time.

ATB

Dave

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Posted 15 January 2015 23:14:58(UTC)

I am still wearing pads, mainly for little dribbles, 9 months post op. I rarely get up in the night, so I'd suggest getting yourself checked out quickly.

Paul

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Posted 16 January 2015 01:52:30(UTC)

You may not be emptying your bladder properly but this could be checked by the hospital using a hand held scanner. You could have some residual infection - this could be checked by your GP. Or it could be that you are more conscious of it and your sub-concpscious wants frequent loo trips in case you have an accident. After RP, you have to re-learn bladder control in the same way as when you were potty trained as a toddler. The muscles have to learn again how to control and relax at the right times. If you overthink it, frequent loo trips and disturbed nights are the result. Have you tried holding on a short while to see what happens?

And are you still drinking plenty of cranberry juice to soothe the bladder lining?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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Posted 19 January 2015 10:35:57(UTC)

Many thanks for the replies guys its much appreciated.

Lyn - That was pretty much my suspicion, I do tend to overthink stuff, but holding on does only lead to accidents and I am assuming that I do actually need to go when I feel I need to go if you catch my drift. I don't get any burning sensation so am assuming that I don't have any water infections. I'll go back to drinking plenty of Cranberry Juice, I had stopped since stopping with the pads, so I'm happy to start again if it helps.

Gonna see how the next few weeks go. I have a physio appointment at the end of Jan, I'd like to think that I can get some assistance from the experts.

User
Posted 19 January 2015 17:31:44(UTC)

Urinary tract infections are not always accompanied by burning or pain. Perhaps seek a urine test from the GP practice just to be sure?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard


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