Old 01-10-2018, 02:55 PM #1 (permalink)
MR BETTY BOOP's Avatar
New Member (Say Hi)
 
Join Date: 2018
City: MIDLAND
State: TEXAS
Country: US
Interest: I am a caregiver for someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 1
MR BETTY BOOP is on a distinguished road
MR BETTY BOOP MR BETTY BOOP is offline
New Member (Say Hi)
MR BETTY BOOP's Avatar
Join Date: 2018
City: MIDLAND
State: TEXAS
Country: US
Interest: I am a caregiver for someone with ALS/MND.
Posts: 1
MR BETTY BOOP is on a distinguished road
Default Bladder problems

My wife was diagnosed at Mayo in Phoenix in 2009. She now has no use of her arms or legs, can stand with assistance. She went to a urologist thinking she had a urine infection. All tests were negative. She is having to urinate very often, much more then normal. Our question is " Is this related to her ALS because of nerve deterioration?"
MR BETTY BOOP is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-10-2018, 04:04 PM #2 (permalink)
lgelb's Avatar
Extremely Helpful Member

Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2009
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 5,092
lgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond repute
♥ lgelb lgelb is offline
Extremely Helpful Member

Forum Moderator

lgelb's Avatar
Join Date: 2009
City: Seattle
State: WA
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2009
Interest: I lost a loved one to ALS/MND.
Posts: 5,092
lgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond reputelgelb has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Bladder problems

It is rare but possible. A trial of a drug to reduce frequency, that can be prescribed, could be an option.

Welcome! Feel free to start another thread and introduce yourself.

Best,
Laurie
lgelb is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Thanks from
MR BETTY BOOP (01-10-2018)
Old 01-10-2018, 04:14 PM #3 (permalink)
ShiftKicker's Avatar
Moderator
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2015
City: Vancouver
State: BC
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 06/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with UMND/PLS.
Posts: 1,222
ShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud of
♥ ShiftKicker ShiftKicker is offline
Moderator
Forum Moderator

ShiftKicker's Avatar
Join Date: 2015
City: Vancouver
State: BC
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 06/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with UMND/PLS.
Posts: 1,222
ShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud ofShiftKicker has much to be proud of
Default Re: Bladder problems

I have primarily UMN issues, and would like to add, spastic bladders and urgency can be a component for sure. Some drugs can amplify the "have to go" feeling as well, all while preventing emptying a full bladder completely. It's uncomfortable and can definitely promote the feeling of urgency/uti issues. Sorry your wife is experiencing this. Anxiety about needing help to pee or having to go all the time can also cause retention or incomplete emptying.
ShiftKicker is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Thanks from
MR BETTY BOOP (01-10-2018)
Old 01-10-2018, 09:34 PM #4 (permalink)
Extremely Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2014
City: The Beach
State: South
Country: US
Diagnosed: 08/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 2,122
KimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud of
KimT KimT is online now
Extremely Helpful Member

Join Date: 2014
City: The Beach
State: South
Country: US
Diagnosed: 08/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 2,122
KimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud ofKimT has much to be proud of
Default Re: Bladder problems

When your wife went to the urologist, did they do a sonogram on her bladder after she urinated to make sure there was no excess retention? I ask because I've never had a urinary tract infection but I did have an urgency issue about 15 years ago. They did a simple office procedure to stretch my urethra. It solved the urgency problem.
KimT is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Thanks from
MR BETTY BOOP (01-11-2018)
Reply

Tags
als, diagnosed, problem, problems, tests


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bowel & Bladder problems ruby ben General Discussion About ALS/MND 3 11-28-2017 11:25 PM
Bladder tripete General Discussion About ALS/MND 26 09-23-2016 08:51 AM
Bladder Problems littlered People With ALS - "PALS" 16 12-04-2014 12:43 PM
PLS and Bladder Urgency Gracie General Discussion About PLS 7 07-19-2011 04:00 PM
Neurogenic bladder katekath Current Caregivers (CALS) 7 12-08-2010 04:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39 PM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016