Ever since I was little, I had kidney and bladder problems. At the age of 18, I went to see a urologist. He did some testing and found out that my bladder closes up. So, he stretched my bladder and if any of you are wondering what that was like, I can tell you that was soooo painful. No anesthsia, no nothing, just laid me down on the table and stretched my bladder. The first time I had to go tinkle, I though I would die. I screamed in pain. The urologist told me that it would have to be done again at a later date. I never went back. I am now 52 and have put up with it all these years. I have PN in different places of my body but don't know if it is there or not.
Because of my congestive heart failure, I have to take three different diuretics daily. That helps me alot to be able to go tinkle.
I know this doesn't help you any but wanted to let you know you aren't alone with these kind of problems.
Wishing you well,