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Went to the emergency room the other day, and they couldn't get a cathater in me (just like I had done 10 months ago). However after they pulled the cathater out I managed to urinate, about a 1000 milliliters by going 3 times in about 10 minutes. Their sonic device said I had about 320 milliliters in me not almost a thousand milliliters.This built up over about 3 days of diffucult and low urination from what I regulalry go.They told me they couldn't put or try to leave another cathater of any type in me since I was able to go. As soon as I came home the problem has started up again. They suggest I cath myself, but since they couldn't do it, I don't know how I am suppose to?
 

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the IBS constipation started 10 months ago, as did the urination problem. I was told by urologist and GI specialist, stool was pressing on my bladder etc.' causing the urination problem.And so it seemed to be, whenever I got cleaned out to any degree, I could urinate better. Whenever I ate a lot or was more constipated, the harder it was to urinate.I have always had a constant urge to urinate, going very frequently all the time. Before the constipation, I was going almost every hour. And going about every 2 hours even with the constipation in large amounts.
 

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However now, it seems that getting cleaned out of stool, has little effect on my urination.They also did xrays of my colon, and said there was very little stool in it, but a lot of gas. Right after the Xrays I had 5 large liquid type stools. Which would make no sense if there was little stool in the colon.The nurse that did my urology test, said the imaging screen showed I was so packed with stool, she was surprised I could still eat. However she also said it's hard to tell the difference between stool and gas.
 

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I'm really at the end of my rope, I tried cathing myself yesterday, got a little bit of urine out, and a small spot of blood.Probably pushing past the blockage, is what cause the blood.Seeing as I have almost a constant urge to go I'm in almost constant distress.It's easy to get urinary infection using cathaters, which in turn makes it even harder to urinate.
 

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I'm also looking at an elliostomy surgery, that was scheduled to have happened already. But they wanted me to do one more test to see which type of elliostomy they were going to give me.Manometry colonic, is the next test. But if the elliostomy isn't going to help my urination. And I do just have a lot of gas in my colon, I wonder if I should have the surgery?But I have constant constipation when I don't take laxatives. Maybe I'm one of those people that only go to the bathroom every week or two normally?I have crohns disease and was use to diarriah everyday for 30 years, before the IBS constipation struck. I started taking laxatives, and it took 5 days before I had a stool, straining like crazy everyday. And I"ve been on laxatives ever since.
 

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I do not know what to tell you. (By the way.. there is no reason for you post 6 times instead of just once.) This sounds like a urinary issue more than an IBS issue to me.Call your urologist and see what they think. And I would keep in contact with your urologist and your GI if necessary and in the future... I wouldn't go to the emergency room unless either one of them or your regular Dr tell you to.
 

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sir john--ouch--the self catheterization--well--any catheterization--sounds so painful...and you have to go through it again and again..that must be very difficult to say the least.you definitely would want to discuss the points you mentioned in your fifth post with your surgeon. you certainly wouldn't want to go through with the surgery if it isn't going to help. surgery has it's own risks not the least of which is scar tissue problems and resulting pain.you've been suffering a long time. i really hope you can find some relief---best of luck to you.
 

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Stay strong John, I'm sure an answer is within reach.Jackmat
 

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Not go to the emergency room unless my doctor tells me to?What kind of advice is that?The emergency room is for, when you have a problem you can't handle, and can't wait to see your regular doctor. I can't even get any of my doctors to call me back in 24 hours, let alone get into see them.My bladder felt like it was ready to burst. It had a 1000 milliliters in it. The first thing I would do is go back there if I had another serious problem that needed immediate attention.
 

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I would perhaps look into finding more responsive Dr.s
 
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