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is it normal to hurt while urinating after an appendectomy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
No: A catheter may have been placed during the appendectomy and subsequently removed. There may be some burning related to this or there could be a urina ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: It is common practice to place a Foley catheter during laparoscopic appendectomy procedures to deflate the bladder at many institutions. A known ri ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Wrong expectation?: It's unlikely that removing your appendix (part of the GI tract) will have fixed your bladder (part of the GU tract). Time to return to your doctor &a ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Tell your surgeon: Sounds like a residual pelvic abcess. You need a CT
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Dr. Kevin Dew
Dr. Kevin Dew answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pain with urination: No it is not normal to have pain with urination in this case. You were likely catheterized during the procedure and that can be very irritating and e ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
No: everyone takes a different amount of time to recover from surgery. THis could be normal post op or something else brewing. any other symptoms? fever ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Urinary Infection: Cloudy, bloody urine most often means you have a urinary tract infection. Bacteria in the urinary tract can also produce bubbles in the urine. You ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Yes and no: Yes if you had a urinary catheter placed during the operation. No if there was no catheter placement. You should talk to the surgeon who did the opera ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Normal: There are a variety of aches and pains that come and go during the recovery period of a traumatic event such as an abdominal operation. These will eve ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs examination: Your symptoms require an examination of the urine, abdomen and Pelvis to determine exactly what the problem could be. A UTI or adhesions both come to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Watch for fevers, vomiting, increasing abdominal pains, inability to eat. Minor muscle cramping can be normal this early after surgery. Try warm heati ... Read More

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