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A 41-year-old member asked:

What's to be expected? might using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Incontinence: Having a urinary catheter in place does not cause incontinence once its removed, assuming it was for a short term only. Use of Alpha blocker therapy can relax the bladder neck and urinary sphincter but doesn't typically doesn't promote incontinence. Would definitely recommend you have cystoscopy and possibly urodynamic studies by a urologist.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can using an indwelling catheter and alpha blocker muscle relaxer cause incontinence?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Leak at catheter?: If the catheter is a suprapubic catheter and you are leaking around it, it is probably related to bladder contractions causing the leak around the catheter. If it is a female urethral catheter and you are leaking around the catheter, it could be wrong size catheter, partial catheter blockage or bladder contractions.
Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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