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I am really concerned I have been waiting over 6 months for

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I am really concerned I have been waiting over 6 months for an investigation for my bladder as it is not emptying properly and I am in and out of bed all night and it seems to be getting worse when I ring the hospital they say I won’t be getting the appt yet. What do you suggest I do?
JA: What are all your symptoms? Are you taking any medication?
Customer: No I am not taking any medication but I have been told that my kidneys are not working properly and I have a dull ache below the waist
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the ache?
Customer: I keep ringing the doctor and finally they are going to try to get me an ultra sound but I don’t know when and I am also waiting to have a camera procedure.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have artheritis and in the last couple of months I have had a tightest in my feet especially the right one but I don’t kmow is this is due to the artheritis
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

What are your age and gender?

Are your kidney function tests (BUN, creatine) normal?

What are your symptoms?

How were you diagnosed inadequate emptying of the bladder?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I am female and 77 years old, I have been told my kidneys out of 5 Are 3
My symptoms are getting in and out of bed all night as my bladder isn’t emptying properly and I have a dull ache below the waist and haven’t been diagnosed as yet as I have been waiting over 6 months for test I have only had a consultation.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

You need the following workup for assessment;

1) an ultrasound

2) a CT urogram

3) Video urodynamics; it tells about the bladder muscles, nerves, and sphincter.

Your symptoms can be cystopathy.

Your doctor may meanwhile prescribe you Pro Banthine.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
That is the problem as I said I have been waiting over sis months for test and it is blamed onto the virus but that isnt helping me and I an getting more and more stressed
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Unfortunately, there is no other way except for investigations. Unless you are investigated, treatment is difficult. You may ask your GP or the urologist to give you a prescription of Pro Banthine.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 days ago.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 days ago.

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