I am a 73 year old female who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2012 I had my bladder and urethra removed at Stanford University Medical Center.
I have a neo-bladder which within the past 6-8 months has been severely cramping when (I believe) is over-full. When I empty it, the cramping
has gone away.
This week I was awakened during the night with severely painful cramping of the neo-bladder PLUS my entire intestinal track. I called for an
ambulance and was diagnosed with a bladder infection at the ER.
My Urologist here is out of town until April and I have been unable to access the surgeon at Stanford due to the length of time it has been since
I had an in-person appointment.
My question is about the bladder cramping in general. Is this something that other survivors have experienced? Do they also have the experience
of having the intestinal track cramping as well? Are there any possible reasons for this to happen? And, if so, what can be done to prevent
it in the future?