Bladder not emptying

Posted by Laurie @roch, Jun 16 7:08am

Wondering if problems emptying bladder in morning is an old age thing or something that needs investigating?

I am 65 year old female and had a bladder surgery-autologous pubovaginal sling in 2008 for incontinence.

I rarely get up during the night to void, but in morning when I do void, within minutes I have to go again. The first half hour after I wake up I must make multiple trips to bathroom. This has been gradually getting worse. Then everything settles down for rest of day.

I plan on mentioning to provider at next general exam, but wondering if I should set up an appointment to discuss this specific problem.

Laurie M

Hi Laurie @roch, I have a similar issue except I do get up at least once a night and I am also on medication to help. Mine is from BPH. Mayo Clinic has some information that may help you with your upcoming appointment or help decide to set up a specific problem appointment.

Bladder control problems in women: Seek treatment — Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of a bladder control problem. Understand when to seek a doctor's help and how to get the most out of your visit.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence/in-depth/bladder-control-problems/art-20044228

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@johnbishop

Hi Laurie @roch, I have a similar issue except I do get up at least once a night and I am also on medication to help. Mine is from BPH. Mayo Clinic has some information that may help you with your upcoming appointment or help decide to set up a specific problem appointment.

Bladder control problems in women: Seek treatment — Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of a bladder control problem. Understand when to seek a doctor's help and how to get the most out of your visit.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence/in-depth/bladder-control-problems/art-20044228

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@johnbishop , thank you for information, that is just what I needed to read and great suggestions on how to prepare for discussion with provider.

Laurie

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@roch

@johnbishop , thank you for information, that is just what I needed to read and great suggestions on how to prepare for discussion with provider.

Laurie

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Hi Laurie, @roch,

It looks like many of us "seniors" have a similar problem. Depending on what your diagnosis reveals about this problem, you might consider asking for a referral for pelvic floor therapy.

Pelvic floor therapists are physical therapists who treat these kinds of problems. They can offer physical exercises and breathing routines which can really help you to completely void when you urinate.

If your doctor agrees, I would encourage you to give it a try.

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