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urinary incontinence after catheter removal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Only if the catheter was inserted for a very long time.
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
39 years experience Urology
Temporarily: Catheter can cause spasms of bladder causing leakage around the tube. After removed, can cause temporary incontinence from irritation.
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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Can dilate the urethra and stretch nerves/ muscle.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
After everythingelse: And start getting ulcers from the urine.
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Catheters: Basically, when you are not a suitable candidate for other treatments or when all else has failed. Longterm indwelling catheters have consequences of ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Likely to resolve : I presume he didn't have incontinence before this acute illness. If so it is likely to resolve spontaneously. They probably have used indwelling Foley ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Urinary Incontinence: Since he is being managed with a condom catheter, this is likely to protect him from leaking on himself, causing skin breakdown. If he is immobile, he ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Many: Some high blood pressure medications (eg hytrin) affect urethral tone and cause incontinence. Diurectics cause the bladder to fill quickly & can aggra ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience Urogynecology
Simple stuff: Simply voiding on a schedule, say every 2 hours, whether you have an urge or not, will help many times. Also, performing structured pelvic muscle exer ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Depends on cause: Urinary incontinence in men can result from different things. For instance, some men have leakage due to urinary retention leading to "overflow" inco ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: It depends on the cause. I would recommend follow up with a urologist. Sometimes it can be kegel exercises, medication, or treated with a procedure. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: In men the cause is usually benign prostatic hypertrophy and in women weakness of urinary bladder muscles and cystocele. My line of practice in surger ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Urinary incontinence: It is not normal to have incontince at any age. If you are having problems, you should see a physician for an evaluation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes, at any age: Can develop with urinary infections, after pregnancy, with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord pathology. Needs to be evaluated by a urologist for causa ... Read More

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