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Pain when bladder empties

Postby Honey79 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:41 pm


I am week post surgery for an ectopic pregnancy and the removal of my left tube. Like for all of us on here, it’s been an emotional time, made more difficult as the pregnancy occurred after an ivf fresh embryo transfer.

Over the last few days I’ve noticed an increasing pain as my bladder empties while I pee. It starts off fine and then starts to become painful as my bladder empties. It then takes a short while to normalise. I am not quite sure who to see or in fact if this is something common that will pass. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

Thank you
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Re: Pain when bladder empties

Postby NinjaPenguin » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:24 pm

Hiya I get this (currently being treated with methotrexate). I'd describe it as a really uncomfortable pressure. I meanted to the nurse at my weekly blood test and she didnt seem concerned, but i would get interested to know what causes it. Sorry I'm not much help, just wanted you to know you're not alone.
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Re: Pain when bladder empties

Postby NinjaPenguin » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:25 pm

*mentioned it
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Re: Pain when bladder empties

Postby EPT Host 22 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:49 am

Hi Honey79,

I am so sorry to hear of your ectopic pregnancy and loss, sadly I am not medically trained so cannot give you specific advice on your situation. Particularly following surgery, I recommend following up with your GP or surgical team and reporting the symptom. They'd be able to provide the best course of advice and action.

With good wishes,


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Re: Pain when bladder empties

Postby LadyBear » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:20 am

Wow I thought I was the only one with this symptom. I had the same! For me I think it actually began a month or two before I fell pregnant and then fluctuated up and down becoming the worst after my laparoscopic surgery. I had NO other symptoms like blood in urine, frequency, urgency, burning, etc. It just felt like deep bladder pain almost like the shrinking of the muscle with emptying caused it to hurt. The resident didn’t understand it. Urinalysis for UTI and a couple STIs came back negative. It went away completely in about a month. So weird.
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Re: Pain when bladder empties

Postby NinjaPenguin » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:28 am

I just mentioned it to my nurse again at my weekly methotrexate blood test. She didnt seem concerned at all, just asked if there was any burning or stinging and when I said no she sort of just shrugged.
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