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Bladder Problems

Does anyone suffer from urinary incontinence that won't go away, isn't responsive to antibiotics and MAY be yet another effect of cirrhosis? I had weeks of "urge incontinence" before I gave up alcohol and before I was diagnosed with cirrhosis (about a year ago). It cleared up then but now it's back - with a vengeance!

Any advice from fellow sufferers would be much appreciated.

Carole

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Hi beauport. Yes , i am.the same. Not been a problem untill 12 months ago .yet i have cirrhosis 10 yrs this June.. i dont know if it's related or the fact i have prolapsed discs middle to lower back thats pressing on a nerve. Plus osteopenia of the hip? . I do have to see a neurologist though.

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Thanks so much Millie. I've just been diagnosed with osteoporosis, severe arthritis of the hip and spinal scoliosis. That could well be the cause of the wee-wee problem. I'll mention it to my orthopaedic consultant when I see him next week. I'm so glad you replied to me Millie - thank you once again. xx

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Oh i see ! So that could be the cause 🤔. Yes i have the onset of osteoarthritis of the hip and bone sclerosis. You are most welcome and thank you too for shedding some light x yes i am going to mention it too next Friday to my ortho dr . Take care

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The bladder thing must be connected to the skeletal problems. I've had xrays on my kidneys, umpteen visits to the Bladder Clinic ... and nothing was ever diagnosed. Let's compare notes later!

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I think it does; apparently anyone with problems to the back .especially like we have has to see a neurologist as the spine is connected to the brain 🤔.. yes we must do !

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I just used the dreaded Google as I wanted to see a diagram of the skeleton, joints and organs. There are several sites which confirm that loss of bladder (and sometimes bowel, God forbid!) IS connected to arthritis, especially the spine. My GP didn't know and neither did the useless bladder clinic. Good luck with neurologist Millie- speak soon. x

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oh i am terrible with Google, dont if its a good or bad thing.

Yes i did read some where myself regarding certain connection to arthritis. Like yoi beauport no one has ever mentioned this to me at all . Just glad to know we are not the only one's. Thank you ! Good luck Friday x

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Hi again Millie- Yes, I don't know about you but these days I tend to associate every little ache, pain etc. with cirrhosis! It's strange actually how many health problems ARE down to liver disease. You're doing well, Millie, 10 years with cirrhosis and still soldiering on. Way to go sister! xx

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Hi Beauport, yes i know ; i did not realise that my change in sleeping or lack of it was due to cirrhosis; and when i started itching i thought i had an allergy but no .. cirrhosis yet again.

I am like you , every little thing i put down to my liver disease lol. Aww thank you .not an easy journey trust me but a bonus more than anything as i did not think i would even reach this far.xx

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You give me hope, Millie, you really do. If I manage to survive another 10 years I'll be 81 - reckon that's not a bad innings for someone who's abused their body like I have for most of my life. xx

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Aww bless you beauport! Well if i live to your age i will be so grateful ( don't think i will though) .i do my best to stay healthy but i do have a sweet tooth 🙈. I have every faith in you x

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So, Millie, I saw my ortho man yesterday and he said categorically that there's no connection between my bone problems and the bladder thing. Still, it may well be that he doesn't connect one speciality with another, ie orthopaedics and neurology. It'll be interesting to see what your neurologist says.

Strangely, I never had a sweet tooth until I gave up alcohol. Now I'm heavily into ice cream, cakes, chocolate etc. It's probably a replacement addiction!

Speak later. xx

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