I had that during chemo but can’t remember when it eased off. Hope you’re not squeamish - I used to teach sex ed so my boundaries are stretched! I was also really sore and realised my vulva and vagina had been affected exactly as my mouth had - lining stripped away, flesh shrinking. I presume chemo did the same to the bladder, it certainly did to my bowels. I found Vaseline aloe vera eased the heat and soreness but peeing was often a bit of a pain - vast quantities or nothing for 12 hours or more. I feared I might lose control in bed so a friend got me kids’ bed protectors.
I had post-menopausal UTIs a couple of years before my diagnosis and was prescribed an oestrogen-based vaginal cream - I could no longer use it so now I have Replens. It’s still a bit sore/burny in my vagina (I finished chemo 5 months ago!!) but worth the discomfort cos it wards off UTIs. My GP also prescribed Epaderm, one of the emollient (?) creams to use as a soap. As for leakage, I had none but always felt internal pressure, like it would occur so, like you, resorted to the hated panty-liners. Since we’re down to basics, have you noticed any change in your genitals? I have the inner labia of a 10-year-old!! And no one knows if they’ll come back. I need them so I can pee straight, let alone feel it’s my body again.
Sorry I’ve no answers but I guess it shows you’re not alone. Frankly, I’d book the first appointment you can get with a female GP and try to get it all sorted. Good luck. Fingers and legs crossed x
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hot flush feeling ' down below! ' ??
i dont have the strongest of pelvic floor muscles but didnt have thus before chemo.
i've had a urine test and no uti.... bc nurse said that chemo can irritate the bladder.
started using panty liners, worried when im out n about im gonna leak 😳😳
mini mad xx 💖💖
i finished my chemo 8 weeks ago today and was wondering if anyone else whose finished their sessions has noticed any bladder concerns ??
i'm finding that i can leak sometimes and get a hot flush feel