(Closed) Full bladder, can’t pee

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not pregnant, but I had that problem after I got all of my wisdom teeth taken out.  I have a small bladder in the best of times, and it was really weird (and uncomfortable) not being able to go. I think it my case it had something to do with the meds they used to knock me out. Have you tried doing some kegels?

Post # 4
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I had that feeling for a short while during my pregnancy. Sometimes the leaning over thing worked and sometimes it didn’t. 

Sorry it’s not much help but it lasted a little while during the 2nd trimester. Then the most of the 3rd trimester was like that also. Sometimes I would just sit there and read…I felt like such a guy!

Post # 6
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

at least it is better than the “I didn’t know I was about to pee” phase of pregnancy?  lol

Post # 7
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

edited to say… (sorry, I didn’t read your UTI caveat!)

Post # 8
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had that same feeling for a while!  Then it switched to feeling like I really had to pee and being able to, but it was uncomfortable at first and then would be normal.  I have no idea what makes it happen, seems peeing is never just the norm while pregnant!

What’s the leaning over technique??

Post # 9
21 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

i was just reading that this could be caused from a tilted uterus.

Post # 10
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m 38 weeks pregnant and have that feeling. I think it just goes with pregnancy. I can sometimes go more than others, but before I was pregnant, when I felt like I really had to go, I really had to (and did) pee a lot! At the risk of Too Much Information, my flow is much slower and sometimes it’s really just a trickle. I’ll take this over the post-partum pee your pants because you coughed/sneezed/laughed/moved.

Post # 12
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have kinda been having this.  I think it might just be from everything shifting inside.  I think I feel like I have a completely full bladder, but really, because of the pressure, its probably only half full so I pee less then I expect.  

What are you primarily drinking?  Make sure you aren’t drinking soda and stuff but maybe try a really large glass of tea and seeng if that helps flush you out.

Post # 14
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have the same issue, and my doctor said it’s just one of the many joys of pregnancy. Baby likes to lay low on my bladder, so that doesn’t help. I’m very much looking forward to having a nice long pee after giving bith. Ha.

Post # 15
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@firsttimemom: How far along are you? I felt like this around the end of my second trimester.

Post # 16
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was reading in “What the expect when you’re expecting” that this can be due to a tilted uterus. It can be pressing on your urethra.

I found out at my first appointment that I have a tilted uterus…and they said it’s common

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