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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have issues with bladder leaking when i sneeze , cough. could this be caused by having a catheter for 2 months when i was hospitalized?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sure could: Having a catheter that long could cause some stenosis (stiffening) of your urethra and could cause some leaking. It's not so much your bladder leaking as it is the tube that comes out of the bladder. Talk to OB or urologist about various options to help with this problem. There are more helpful hints or treatments out there than you think!
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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