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Jan 21, 2016 10:12 PM

So I just got confirmation that I do have a new patient appointment with a urologist next week, strictly because the pa at the surgeons office while she was reviewing the ER lab work, said that they had found blood in my urine. I'm a bit nervous about this because I'm not exactly sure what the hell to expect. Can somebody give me some ideas? And no, of course it's not a female and I've got nobody to go with me.

Jan 22, 2016 2:03 AM

I've never had a urologist.. But imknow how much stress you have been under . I suggest u googlke the Dr. Check his reviews as around if u can to see if anyone knows of him. If u find out something u don't like you can change Dr now. However if u find he is OK as far as reviews just relax meditate and pray u have a good experience. Of remember your questions to write down for him. Be prepared as u can. But most importantly relax and breath.

Jan 22, 2016 3:46 AM

When I had my hysterectomy, my OB accidentally ripped into the bladder wall. I was under anesthesia, so I had no idea that a urologist surgeon came into the surgery and repaired the damage. I had several follow-ups with him as well as a second surgery. I know this has nothing to do with your condition directly, but I wanted to put your mind at ease. Typically unless they have to examine for a procedure, they do not examine you like an OB would. They are more about doing tests and consulting with you, maybe ordering imaging. Even if they do an exam, they are so professional. Just remember that this is what they do all day long. Hopefully your doctor will have great bedside manners because that makes a huge difference. I later found out that all the women in my town wanted to see my doctors partner because he was young and very pleasant on the eyes. My doctor was much older than me, so I only had to laugh when I actually heard this. I hope this makes you feel a little more comfortable. As for the blood in the urine, try not to stress as that can make whatever is going on worse. Drink LOTS of water and clear fluids and try to stay calm until your appointment. I hope it's just something simple.

Jan 22, 2016 6:19 AM

Thanks DC, that really put my mind at ease this morning. Mine does have great bedside manners thankfully and I have run into that same situation with my gyn. Because he's very pleasing to the eye, everybody just flocks to him and it's hard to get an appointment with him. Of course waking up with 7/10 belly pain this morning does NOT a nice morning make.

Jan 22, 2016 10:01 AM

Amanda, like DCmom, my bladder was damaged during my pelvic mass surgery in 2010, causing a hematoma. I woke with a bladder bag filled with bloody urine. I had to wear it 3 weeks until my urine was clear, then I went through what's called a cystourethroscopy, under anesthesia, so the urologist could remove the stents he has to place during the surgery. My urologist is very kind & gentle, but it's not like agyn can. And his PA is female, who I see often for rechecks. Every now and then I will have a urine sample show positive for blood, but I can't see it with the named eye. My urologist has done a second cystourethroscopy after 3 years and he said there is no lasting damage to my bladder, and he isn't concerned about the trace of blood in my urine. Hopefully yours will not be anything major either. Hugs & prayers all goes well! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 22, 2016 10:02 AM

agyn can = a GYN exam
named eye = naked eye

Jan 23, 2016 11:34 AM

Flappys, if I may, what are some of the signs of Pelvic congestion? It just hit me that I had the same kind of discomfort on the left side that's now on the right, but it can also feel like a deep pelvic aching thing. My surgeon told me that it could just be a pulled muscle which I don't believe for one minute.

Jan 23, 2016 7:37 PM

Amanda, I was having severe cranky pain with heaviness in the pelvis, which would start down my legs if I was standing or walking. It would feel like throbbing. The longer I was on my feet the worse it felt. My legs were also swelling with fluid. Sometimes is even get spasms in the pelvic region (vaginal, rectal, perineal, etc). It would take my breath at times.

Go to this link and it describes it really well.
http://www.savannahvascular.com/pelvic-congestion-syndrome.html

Jan 23, 2016 8:30 PM

Flappys, THANK YOU!!!!! This describes exactly what I'm feeling!!!!! I'll be damned!!!!

Jan 24, 2016 4:08 PM

I'm so glad it was helpful. Show the article to your doctor. Hugs! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 24, 2016 10:22 PM

I just wish I could sleep tonight. In a poop ton of pain from both my back and belly. Just frustrated I guess. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜’πŸ˜‘πŸ’©

Jan 25, 2016 1:41 AM

Amanda... That's a new phrase I haven't heard.. (A poop ton) LMAO!!! You're allowed to say a shitload of pain, we get it.πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

Jan 25, 2016 8:02 PM

Me too AlwayZ! Lol When i saw "poop ton" it made me think "backed up poop!" πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 25, 2016 8:05 PM

Flappys, I just had to Bust out laughing when I saw that. Thank you for the laugh. Going to try to get some sleep now. Busy day tomorrow already.

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