Urination affected by Small Fiber Neuropathy?

Posted by korgman123 @korgman123, Jun 12, 2022

I'm a 72 years old male and have SFN neuropathy in my feet and hands going on 2 years. Seems as though there are more intense flare ups in hands and feet as the day progresses. I've had prostate cancer ( prostate removed) , 2 1/2 years ago and cancer is undetectable now. I've been
able to urinate like a 12 year old after prostate removal. But over the last few weeks have noticed slow flow now, to the point of being more comfortable sitting while urinating. Im wondering if neuropathy is responsible here. Calling my urologist Monday. Any thoughts ?

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Hi @korgman123, That's great news that the prostrate cancer remains undectable after 2-1/2 years. I yearn to have the flow of a 12 year old 🙃. I have SFN but I have the opposite problem of needing to stand while urinating and have flow issues even with the medication I take. It is definitely something to discuss with your doctor/urologist.

Neuropathy Commons has some good information on neuropathy and your bladder that may offer some explanation — https://neuropathycommons.org/neuropathy/neuropathy-your-bladder

I have BPH and am considering my options and also need to discuss them with a urologist. Hopefully other members with small fiber neuropathy and urinating flow issues can share their experience.

Can you let us know what you find out after you call your urologist?

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Thank you John. I'll advise urologist comments.. Best wishes on BPH situation .

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@korgman123

Thank you John. I'll advise urologist comments.. Best wishes on BPH situation .

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I have everything you just wrote, I had prostate cancer with 37 bouts of radiation. I Have too sit down to pee, only difference is my neuropathy is in my feet and 6 inches above my ankles. I am 70 and have I have had it for 2 years, other then B12 and Gabapentin that’s all I have been given for treatment. Let me know if you have different medications. I also take oxybuton.

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I also take gabapentin. My friend thought it might be a UTI. I'll be working on it tomorrow.

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Doesn't the urine flow better while standing? I hope either way there is no pain, that would be a problem!!!

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@johnbishop

Hi @korgman123, That's great news that the prostrate cancer remains undectable after 2-1/2 years. I yearn to have the flow of a 12 year old 🙃. I have SFN but I have the opposite problem of needing to stand while urinating and have flow issues even with the medication I take. It is definitely something to discuss with your doctor/urologist.

Neuropathy Commons has some good information on neuropathy and your bladder that may offer some explanation — https://neuropathycommons.org/neuropathy/neuropathy-your-bladder

I have BPH and am considering my options and also need to discuss them with a urologist. Hopefully other members with small fiber neuropathy and urinating flow issues can share their experience.

Can you let us know what you find out after you call your urologist?

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Hi John. Once more it sounds like we have similar problems – BPH and urinary flow problems.

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@dkappel

I have everything you just wrote, I had prostate cancer with 37 bouts of radiation. I Have too sit down to pee, only difference is my neuropathy is in my feet and 6 inches above my ankles. I am 70 and have I have had it for 2 years, other then B12 and Gabapentin that’s all I have been given for treatment. Let me know if you have different medications. I also take oxybuton.

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I take other medications…busbar.abilify.prozac.lisinopril.atorvastatin….don't think any cause urination issue. Thanks for replying.

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@korgman123

I also take gabapentin. My friend thought it might be a UTI. I'll be working on it tomorrow.

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No UTI. Urologist appointment end of month. I'll keep you posted.

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