Trudy Triumph's Neurogenic Bladder Blog

Bladder Cancer and the Neurogenic Bladder

Who???

Smokers

Caucasians

Fifty five and older

Frequent bladder infections

Men more than women

Pink rosy urine 

My bladder frequently hurts.  Usually it is most bothersome during and after a bladder infection.   My bladder pain starts to feel better if I carry a jug of water around and just drink and drink.  When I feel a bladder infection coming on I am afraid to take something for the pain because I want a clear idea of what I have and I don't want to mask my symtoms. But when I do take something, I take a medication called Phenazopyridine.  It turns my pee dark orange and will stain the toilet seat if I am not careful,  but it totally does the job.   It does however make me tired so I can only take it a night.   It is suprising to me how advil does nothing for my bladder pain.   You see I am not a doctor or medical professional.   I should have paid attention in my physiology class as an undergraduate, perhaps then I would even have a remote idea, as to why my body does what it does.  

I do know however that a painful bladder is a symtom of bladder cancer and frequent bladder infections can cause it.   Now before I start sounding like a hypchondriac, you need to know that I do not spend my days thinking about bladder cancer.   It is just something I thought I should write about because it happens.  

More later…

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