I lost the sensation to pee after giving birth in 2019: Has this happened to anyone else?

I gave birth in 2019, forceps were used, and I had to have an epidural for the stitches after. Ever since this experience, I have lost all sensation to pee. I could literally go all day without my body sensing signals to pee. But when I remind myself and force myself to pee, it’s a massive amount! Has this happened to anyone else?

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Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. I lost the sensation to pee after giving birth in 2019: Has this happened to anyone else?

I’m the same and I had a c section with my daughter in 2019

I want this :weary: jk. But I would definitely tell your dr. That can’t be good for your bladder at all.

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Ouch bless her heart & bladder

I’ve had 2 c sections and I’ve talked to my dr, he doesn’t seem to be worried but I will literally only pee like twice a day

You need to speak to a doctor. Feel for people needing medical attention at any stage lately. It’s almost impossible for some :cry:

Please tell ur doc. They can def help with this.

I had this after my c section, the catheter messed with my bladder. I got the sensation back after a week and it was a little painful at first but it resolved on its own

Yes this happened to me after my third in 2018. It’s called a neurogenic bladder and probably caused from the epidural. That’s what I was told at least. I learned to empty when I feel pressure now not the urgency to pee. It’s different sensations

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Bring it up to the doctor sometimes they do something wrong

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I have herniated disks in my low back causing nerve damage and I have this issue. Mucha ask for a nerve conduction test to check for nerve damage.

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You need to see a urologist !!

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Mee! :wave:t3:
From my first baby in 2003! Forceps, epidural, stitches!! She was 8lbs 10oz 22 1/2 in long with a head circumference of 15 cm!!

I don’t feel the urge until I’m seconds away from peeing myself. A urologist and a pelvic floor therapist will be a great help

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Before I had my last baby, I was like this. I wouldn’t pee but once or twice a day and it would be a lot! I never felt like I had to go…traveling with me was so easy :joy: never had to stop 9+ hours.
Since I had her, it’s not as bad and will pee 2-4 times a day and that’s it. Never thought about going to the doctor to check :woman_shrugging:t2: I’ve been fine though.

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Yes after my second baby this happened. I had to learn to self catheterise. My nerves around my bladder were damaged during child birth…

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I had a natural birth at home and lost my urge to pee. I guess it happens.

Go see a urogynecologist.

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I only had it happen after my daughter. But I believe it was from the catheter. And I had the other problem. I would just wet myself. No worrying.

Find a urogynecologist. They specialize in pelvic floor health and usually have physical therapists that they work with to help.

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I had a baby a month ago, all natural, no meds, stitches or anything & im going through this same thing, I don’t think I’d pee at all if I didn’t just tell myself like hey you’ve not used the bathroom all day you probably should. I honestly don’t think it’s normal but it’s not really harming me so it’s not something I’m willing to go to the doctor about lol

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Yes, after my daughter was born via c-section. Nerves cut and/ or damaged. There really isn’t much that can be done

Urologist and pelvic floor physiotherapy will help you out

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Not me and I had 4 kids along with stitches etc.

Before you see pv physio start going more often. Just go after meal
Times if you can you can if not no. Not healthy for your kidneys to hold it in like that xx
I couldn’t eat a tiny bite or tiny sip of food after my 4th or take one step without excruciating pain (for just under 12
Months after)
Our poor bodies. .

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Pelvic floor therapy! I work for an office that has it and it has a pretty great success rate.

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You need to see a urologist. You’ve obviously been left with some damage from the delivery. It can be fixed x

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Yes after my caesarean about 8years ago. It didn’t last forever tho and I just had to remind myself to go throughout the day.

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I had it happen for awhile then it went away.

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Yes this happened to me I had to go to physio for it.

I will trade you! I have had 4 kids and if I sneeze or cough or laugh I pee my pants. :woman_facepalming:

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I have to wear panty liners everyday😞

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I was this way for like a week after but not that long

YES! I never feel like I have to do I have to remind myself.

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I had it after my second, but it only lasted a couple of months.

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Yes!! For a few months!

i got an epidural when i had my daughter and i could not pee, I lasted 50 days after giving birth with a catherer, went to a urologist even he did not know what was wrong and suddenly on the 51st day i finally peed on my own with no catherer

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I have this problem! I had a traumatic birthing experience and I have severe nerve damage causing me not to feel the need to pee. The dr said it may never come back, I’m starting to feel pressure though so I can tell if I’ve waited too long to go

Urologist and pelvic floor therapy. Your Dr can refer you. I have had some issues with numbness and not being able to tell when I’m going but that’s because I have damage done to my sciatic nerve during it and it’s just something I’m stuck with unfortunately.

set alarms for yourself so you don’t hurt your kidneys or bladder

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I have 3 kids (pregnant 5times miscarried 2 early on) and since my 1st I’ve been like this.

Yes, this happened to me temporarily after my C-section. Luckily it came back not too long after.

I had a catheter after my first born! I couldn’t feel my bladder for 8 weeks. I went in to get my IUD inserted on week and told my OB. She said it was normal for up to 12 weeks and to call if I couldn’t feel it then, but I got feeling back at the beginning of week 9! It was a crazy experience!

Talk to your doctor but also try to remember to go every few hours you can get a UTI

All this time…past time to see your physician

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No never happened but I have 5 and I don’t have to have a sensation to pee it just happens ya k ow like when you laugh cough sneeze wait 2seconds to long

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I won’t know I have to pee until I am about to pee my pants. I will have less than 5 minutes to make it to the bathroom after I get the sensation.

I have a similar issue but i only sense when it becomes very urgent because I have class 2 cystocele and need surgery on my pelvic floor to correct it but now finding a dr who will do the surgery is the issue because the one I was referred to, I fired.

I peed after I gave birth to my 2nd child

I had this issue with all three. The first 2 was only a few weeks then it got better. My last baby was 9lbs natural and it took me 1-2 months to regain the feeling. I’m actually surprised I didn’t piss myself, I was only peeing once a day because I was realizing I hadn’t went pee all day and it would be the LONGEST pee ever. Talk t your doc, definitely should be regaining some sort of feeling by now.

Pain receptor in your bladder is blocked from epidural … if your bowels are the same I’d defiantly go see a specialist and see what went wrong. Maybe be more damage your not aware of and needs surgery

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I haven’t had this problem but I do have nerve damage because of the epidural

No, not me. This doesn’t sound normal to me. I hope you have this discussion with your OB.

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At 7 months pregnant that sounds like a blessing right about now

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Speak to a doctor. You need to get seen by a specialist or consultant. This loss of sensation thing could be caused by an incorrectly done epidural as it blocks pain signals to the brain but can perminantly damage them

Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. I lost the sensation to pee after giving birth in 2019: Has this happened to anyone else?

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Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. I lost the sensation to pee after giving birth in 2019: Has this happened to anyone else?

I lost the sensation after my second birth for about 2 weeks. Luckily it came back just fine. I would definitely make an appointment

Talk to your provider as it seems you may had nerve damage. It’s definitely not “normal” and even if it was “normal” the first few days to weeks, the provider should have told you and told you what to do if the sensation didn’t come back. Pelvic floor therapy may help but I’ve only used them for incont issues pre and post baby.

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I had the epidural and a catheter in and I too lost my sense of having to pee, I’ll sometimes just feel trickling and realize I’ve peed myself… it’s gotten better after doing kegals but I’ll still find myself waiting til the last minute to pee

This happened to me. They will suggest pelvic floor therapy before seeing somebody for nerve damage. Sometimes your pelvic floor muscles are just too relaxed and loose to give you that urge to pee.
I literally never know when I have to pee anymore so I have to go frequently so there wont be an accident. Sneezing, coughing hard, or vomiting is also aweful.
Pt for your pfm and bladder muscles will strengthen it back to where it needs to be.
I suggest talking to your dr girly. They can get you all situated! :yellow_heart:

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Possible nerve damage. I didn’t lose the sensation to pee but after my c-section I lost the feeling in the side of my stomach. I could only tell I was touching it by looking at it, my ob said they could have nicked a nerve and I would get feeling back. I eventually did but that is what it sounds like

My daughter had problems after having 5 girls. She would wet herself. She had surgery and ended up having to catheterize herself for about a year. Your’s sounds like damaged nerves.

Yea I’d definitely go talk to your dr ASAP because you could potentially damage your kidneys if your bladder gets too full or is not emptying completely and pushes urine back through your kidneys.

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Yes, I lost it for about 6 months, and still have faint sensation in the mornings. I’m 18 mons PP and had a vaginal delivery via VBAC with induction and received an epidural.

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Definitely sounds like nerve and or bladder damage. I would definitely call your doctor because this can lead to long term issues

I had an epidural and catheter and lost sensation for about a month. It came back but a year later I still pee myself if I laugh, sneeze, cough or jog. Exercises help but the minute I stop doing Kegals (sp?) I can’t hold my pee.

I had this happen to me too! But mine only lasted for a couple of months… Sometimes my bladder would be so full (because I couldn’t feel I needed to go) I would stand up and it would just come out and I couldn’t stop it… it was embarrassing

Sounds like nerve damage! I can feel everything down there except a small area where my daughters nail scratched a hole in my labia and they had to suture. I ended up pulling the stitch wiping and it healed “puckered”. Don’t sleep on this symptom mama, you don’t want a kidney infection.

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I lost the sensation to pee after my csection but it only lasted about 3-4 months.

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Possible nerve damage. I have the same issue but do to car wreck that happened yrs ago. My GP and Neurosurgeon have me take Urecholine (Bethanrchol) 3xd. Definitely talk to dr about it. Urecholine is a pill that will cause bladder to spasm and it will help as soon as first dose. No side effects or make me feel weird. I just know my dr said if you can’t go it can cause bladder to rupture (rare).
I have been on it for 3 yrs and it’s amazing.

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I had something similar after having my daughter.
I had an epidural and forceps and I didn’t pass urine for more than 12 hours. I had to be catheterised: they said it was temporary nerve damage. I was able to pass urine following day.
I’m sorry to hear you are still struggling with this - please go speak to your doc about your concerns. Don’t suffer alone x

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I recommend to anyone who is pregnant, had a child, or has any kind of pelvic pain or incontinence to see a Physiotherapist that specializes in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy. I work in a clinic that provides this service and her results are amazing. It’s heartwarming to see women leaving the clinic feeling like they have control over their own bodies again. Plus it’s very interesting to learn that you may have been doing your kegels wrong your whole life(or not using all of the pelvic floor muscles)
It’s a life changer!

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It’s neuropathy. I just recently had to have a neurostimulation device implanted on my bladder because I never knew when to go and would get UTIs so bad I’d be hospitalized. Talk to a urologist

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Sounds like nerve damage. Have you talked to your doctor about it? They’re the ones who should be asked.

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You need to go to a urologist. They are your best bet and that is where your OBGYN is going to refer you to. But you can check with your insurance and find one that is covered near you. Best of luck

I lost it for a few days after birth but it was not a lasting condition.

You should definitely talk to your primary doctor and your obgyn about this. As your obgyn doctor is the one responsible.

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I had a similar situation, I had the epidural and they somehow temporarily paralyzed my bladder muscles so I would literally get the sensation to pee basically the second before I started peeing. It took me like 3 weeks to train and strengthen my bladder muscles and now I’m fine. I’d suggest talking to your obgyn about it and maybe a urologist.

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I have almost the opposite problem since my csetion in 2018.
I constantly feel like I have to pee. I wake up every hour or so. It’s the worst when I’m laying down. But I still pee alot during the day. It’s annoying because sometimes it’s not even alot but it felt like my bladder would pop

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Umm I would sure hope you have spoke to your GP, gyno or some one by now! This should have been brought up at your 6 week check. They could have caused some serious damage from the forceps. Definitely talk to your GP and see a woman’s physio also

I think you need to speak to your gp, my friend ended up with a paralysed bladder and couldn’t even go to the toilet so she would end up using a catheter every time she needed to. Consultant said if she didn’t empty her bladder at the right times it could cause all sorts of problems x

I have the same problem. But because I drive for a living. I was told the best thing to do is make yourself go to the bathroom more. Even if you don’t have to go, go, because you almost always have to go. Overflowing is not fun.

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Have you talked to your dr about this. Sounds like nerve damage. Same thing happened to my mom when she had to have a surgery with a catheter in.

This isn’t normal. I would advise getting checked out by your care provider. Also not going pee for a whole day can end up in a urine infection

Postpartum urinary retention (ppur) there is a whole FB group dedicated to this. I highly recommend finding it. I have this. I had to self catheterize for weeks.

Yeah this happened to me. My son is 5 on Sunday and I haven’t regained the sensation apart from a little niggle when I have a full bladder. I had an epidural and forceps delivery too

Only when I came home after a c-section with both my girls. For 2 or 3 days I’d just randomly wet myself. Like I had no indicators that I need to get to the bathroom. It would just happen.

Yes. I lost the ability to urinate for a month after my oldest son was born. It eventually came back but I notice a difference. He’s 17 now and I still think there are some issues. :confused:

I gave birth a month ago and am having the same issue. I go all day without peeing and have to remind myself to pee before I lay down for bed. But I went naturally with no pain meds.

I don’t feel like I have to pee unless I’m about to explode and that’s literally it. I don’t feel anything at all otherwise. They used the suction thing during my birth so idk if that has something to do with it.

Just remind yourself to go to the bathroom, sometimes I still have to remind myself!
Just drink plenty of fluids, sometimes a kidney, bladder infection,or a uti can cause this!

Wow and here I was crying cause I couldn’t hold my pee after I gave birth. Its all normal now. But apparently things could of been alot worse… my legs were numb tho for a couple months after doctors didn’t know why lol

I feel like a urologist will be able to give you answers. You shouldn’t have laid all sensation in your bladder from birthing.

Yeah the sensation to pee comes from brain signaling in your spinal tract. That is not normal there has to be some damage there. Do you have numbness or loss of sensation in your legs

PS they also advised me as I had epidural late on in labour it can affect nerves to bladder etc x

It’s called a neurogenic bladder. I have to straight cath about 50 percent of the time. Get with a urologist and ask for urodynamics testing. Sending prayers. :pray:

I had a similar experience. It’s been 13 years and I only get the urge when my bladder is super full

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Yes! I cant feel myself pee but i know inhave to go. I never thought about it but my son was 6 weeks early and they used forceps to get his head out and i tore. Hes 6 years now. But i also already have kidney issues so i never thought about it.