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Jul 31, 2017 · Want to discuss prolapse bladder or any kind of prolapse in Women's Health

1. Where does the bacteria that causes a UTI come from? Am I picking it up from public toilets? Does it live in my body all the time? What specifically triggers an infection?

2. I know that urine is produced in the kidneys, and travels to the bladder . If a healthy bladder holds maybe 12-15 ounces of urine, how does the kidney know when to stop production of urine until the bladder is emptied? And, if the BLADDER for some reason does NOT hold the usual amount of urine then how does the kidney hold off on urine production until the bladder is emptied. For example, I have been measuring the amount of urine I pass at any five time, and NEVER come up with anything approaching even 10 ounces. Most times that I void, it is between 3-5 ounces. That means I have ti urinate frequently. I had surgery to fix a prolapsed bladder. Could the bladder have been ‘pinched’ or placed incorrectly, so that the capacity is less than normal? And, if so, does that make my kidneys work extra to release urine? And, if the bladder WAS crimped or placed incorrectly, could that have an effect on bacteria in my urine not being expelled often enough, thus causing a build up that results in a UTI?
3. Will an ultrasound show if my bladder was placed incorrectly, or crimped during the surgery? And if it was, how can that be repaired (if at all possible)?
4. If anyone else has had bladder surgery to correct a prolapse, and has suffered FREQUENT UTIs (by frequent I mean about every 8-10 WEEKS) PLEASE tell me if you have had any success in correcting the problem. I was placed on a program of antibiotics that I took EVERY DAY, did not have a UTI for about 6-7 months, then while still taking the antibiotic, developed another UTI!!

THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY! And it cannot possibly be good for my health.

When I last saw the urologist, I gave a urine specimen. It was tested CLEAR, but I was only able to pass about 2 ounces. They did an ultrasound and said I was EMPTYING MY BLADDER! So, if that small amount of urine emptied my bladder, that tells me that the CAPACITY of my bladder is NOT normal!

I drink a lot of water, and severely limit my intake of coffee, sugary drinks and other liquids.

Jul 30, 2017 · recurrent bladder infections after prolapse surgery in Kidney & Bladder

1. Where does the bacteria that causes a UTI come from? Am I picking it up from public toilets? Does it live in my body all the time? What specifically triggers an infection?

2. I know that urine is produced in the kidneys, and travels to the bladder . If a healthy bladder holds maybe 12-15 ounces of urine, how does the kidney know when to stop production of urine until the bladder is emptied? And, if the BLADDER for some reason does NOT hold the usual amount of urine then how does the kidney hold off on urine production until the bladder is emptied. For example, I have been measuring the amount of urine I pass at any five time, and NEVER come up with anything approaching even 10 ounces. Most times that I void, it is between 3-5 ounces. That means I have ti urinate frequently. I had surgery to fix a prolapsed bladder. Could the bladder have been ‘pinched’ or placed incorrectly, so that the capacity is less than normal? And, if so, does that make my kidneys work extra to release urine? And, if the bladder WAS crimped or placed incorrectly, could that have an effect on bacteria in my urine not being expelled often enough, thus causing a build up that results in a UTI?
3. Will an ultrasound show if my bladder was placed incorrectly, or crimped during the surgery? And if it was, how can that be repaired (if at all possible)?
4. If anyone else has had bladder surgery to correct a prolapse, and has suffered FREQUENT UTIs (by frequent I mean about every 8-10 WEEKS) PLEASE tell me if you have had any success in correcting the problem. I was placed on a program of antibiotics that I took EVERY DAY, did not have a UTI for about 6-7 months, then while still taking the antibiotic, developed another UTI!!

THIS IS DRIVING ME CRAZY! And it cannot possibly be good for my health.

When I last saw the urologist, I gave a urine specimen. It was tested CLEAR, but I was only able to pass about 2 ounces. They did an ultrasound and said I was EMPTYING MY BLADDER! So, if that small amount of urine emptied my bladder, that tells me that the CAPACITY of my bladder is NOT normal!

I drink a lot of water, and severely limit my intake of coffee, sugary drinks and other liquids.

Jul 28, 2017 · recurrent bladder infections after prolapse surgery in Kidney & Bladder

I had surgery on May 14, 2014. One night in the hospital, and nothing has been right since then. I caught c-diff in the hospital and it took MONTHS to get ‘cured’ of that. Still have ‘episodes’ from time to time. But I also have been having UTIs on a more or less REGULAR basis since the surgery. Maybe about every 3-4 months intervals. Recently (in January) I was put on an antibiotic I take EVERY SINGLE DAY. Everything seemed to be going well. I went back to the urologist on July 11. (two weeks ago)

This Tuesday, I once again began a UTI. Blood in urine. Now I am on Cipro, for two weeks, then back to give another urine sample.

The next time I go to the urologist I am going to DEMAND that they find out what is causing this. I have been having these problems for over THREE YEARS! I also want them to check for cancer markers next time they test my urine. But I am really not too worried, because if I had bladder cancer, I imagine that after THREE YEARS I would be dead!

So, what things should they look for? One symptom is passing small amounts of urine. I have been keeping a record of my voiding for the last three days, and MAYBE the most I have passed at one time is 5 ounces. Mostly, at intervals of about 1 1/2 or two hours, I pass 2-4 ounces. I know from looking it up that a healthy bladder holds a lot more than that.

So, what I am thinking is, did the surgeon ‘crimp’ my bladder when he places it back inside my body (the surgery was for bladder prolapse)? Or, perhaps is my uretha blocked somehow? And, when they did an ultra sound two weeks ago, after voiding, they said I was emptying my bladder fully.

So, what are some suggestions about what my problem might be. I simply cannot imagine living with this for the rest of my life!!