Bladder Discomfort Months After Surgery - 1269566

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Bladder Discomfort Months After Surgery - 1269566

Last November I had a ureteroneocystostomy, with vesicles-posts hitch or bladder flap; pelvic lymphadenectomy, including external iliac, hypo gastric. I'm not exacting sure what all that means, but I know they removed a tumor from my ureter and then reimplanted the ureter into my bladder. Also removed some lymph nodes. I started chemo in January and just finished three weeks ago. I have noticed in the last couple of weeks that when I urinate, when finished, I feel like my bladder is "bruised", or like a slight bladder spasm. This happens whether I am trying to "squeeze" the last drop out or not. (Sorry to be so graphic but I don't know how else to describe it.). My husband and I have attempted to resume sexual relationships, gently, slowly, and occasionally. I don't think this has anything to do with my discomfort, but I'm not sure. I may have had this pain all along and just didn't notice it since I was so miserable during the chemo anyway.
I am scheduled to see my urologist mid-June. I'm just wondering if it's okay to wait. (Of course since my diagnosis was Stage 4 - cancer in 2 of 21 lymph nodes removed - I worry that every pain is a sign of a new cancer.)
Thanks for your thoughts....

Dr West
I think it is most

I think it is most appropriate to let your doctor know when you have new symptoms that are worrisome, particularly if the weight would be longer than a week or two. Unfortunately, we cannot provide reassurances about the significance of symptoms that we really cannot know the details of.

Good luck.
Dr. West

Dr. Howard (Jack) West
Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Oncology
City of Hope Cancer Center
Duarte, CA

Founder & President
Global Resource for Advancing
Cancer Education

I wouldn't wait, I'd call now

I wouldn't wait, I'd call now and inform them of your symptoms.Take care, Judy
I am a lung cancer patient and not a medical professional.