So today was my urodynamics test.To say that it was hell would be an understatement.
To start things off they wanted me to urinate into a funnel that was over a cup and a sensor the problem is I quite often have difficulty urinating while standing so I tend to do it sitting down I also suffer anxiety which made this even harder.
after about 5 minutes of small dribbles they ended up letting me use a regular bathroom to empty my bladder for the test.
Once again the gel hurt like hell and was uncomfortable but that was merely a precursor to the pure hell that was to follow.
the insertion of the catheter was insanely painful it was a horrendous stabbing pain deep within me I assume this was trying to push into the bladder (its hard to be tmi on an incontinence forum but this pain felt rather close to my rectum so perhaps prostate lord knows)
I was making a fair amount of noise I will admit the pain was extreme
eventually they got it in I was relieved but at this point I was a shaking mess
they inserted the rectal sensor and the doctor came in to observe the test
they pumped the water in with no problems I have no idea in regards to what amount I made it to.
Then I was again asked to urinate into the funnel around the catheter
this was borderline impossible the pain was once again intense from the catheter and I could barely pass a drop
the doctor had the nurses bring in a seat for me I again tried urinating while seated this time I was able to pass a few dribbles at a time but nowhere near a full bladder the pain was getting to be too much once more and I couldnt do any more.
the nurses came back removed the catheter and sensor I changed into a diaper and left.
I understand the test was necessary but it was a true nightmare for me
I was in an intense amount of pain throughout and was a nervous wreck throughout most of it partly due to my anxiety
I am still experiencing pain from it and I have to wait an entire month for the report to be sent to my urologist
as always Im welcoming any and all posts questions, comments etc
thankyou to any that reply and thanks for reading through my story from hell