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12-28-2004, 06:11 AM
hi well i am not sure if my doc wants to urethra stretching? or bladder stretching? can someone tell me if this works in the long run? because she did something to me last time i was there and omg that was painful after but i dont hear good stories about it really working.. any info thanx
12-28-2004, 07:17 AM
I think the urethral stretching is not very helpful. I had it done about 20 years ago (when I was real young & it hurt!!) My present uro says it's not a common practice anymore as it doesn't seem to help much in the long run. Bladder stretching, however, with a cysto/hydro helped me when I was diagnosed. It was painful for about a week or two afterwards (because I developed a UTI), but did help my bladder capacity. Hope this helps. liz
12-28-2004, 10:47 AM
I just had (on dec 17) a hydrodistension and urethral dialation. For right now with my meds I seem to hold a LITTLE more in my bladder than before but for me the dialation helped a lot!!! I used to just trickle when I tried to urinate, but now I can actually pee! My family teased me and said, "Wow Mom, only 12 minutes to pee, that's better than last record. Last time it was 40 minutes".... for me it helped. I know it is only temporary, but it did give me some relief.
Just my two cents worth,.....
12-28-2004, 11:41 AM
well i have no pain at all i just urinate 50-70 times a day. i dont want 2 go through a lot of pain if in the long run this wont help u know. She did something like that 2 me and she had to stop she said my urethra was trembling i think thats how u spell it,lol and omg i was in sooooooooooo much pain that whole day i could have died felt like 10 needles poking me while i was peeing that whole day.. i just need advice i guess thanx tho
12-28-2004, 11:59 AM
urethral stretching is also know as urethral rape. It is un necessary to have done, unless you have a small passage.. My mother had that done for IC and it has created alot of scare tissue that had to be removed.. I have IC and was told that it was "old treatment" and not done any longer unless it is very necessary... 9 out of 10 patients have great success with a hydro :)
12-28-2004, 12:10 PM
well she said that my urethra is very tiny so does everyone think i should do this then? but will whatever happends get better for awhile and then worse again??
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