A 20-year-old male asked:
cannot urinate after receiving anesthesia for nasal surgery? been over 8 hours, very painful, can barely even walk from the pain
3 doctor answers
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski answered
28 years experience General Surgery
Need to go to ER: Anesthesia can cause urinary retention. Should go to er to have catheter inserted to relieve urinary retention. Would not recommend to wait much past 8hrs.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
Dr. Shari Jackson answered
20 years experience Radiology
Urinary retention: Is common after surgery. Anesthetic agents temporarily impair the nerve function that controls urination. At some point, the volume of the bladder may get large enough that it becomes even more difficult to empty the bladder. Given your level of pain and time since surgery, suggest urgent care or er to place catheter. It will improve with time after that.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Richard Pollard answered
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Go to ER: Male patients can get some urinary retention after an anesthetic. If you are still at the doctors office you can have them handle it, if not got to the nearest er and tell them about the anesthetic you just had.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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