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Can off continuous bladder drainage is still on epidural analgesia post op?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
A bit more patient : The urinary catheter comes off after the epidural analgesia is stopped.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: The epidural can delay the ability to empty the bladder on your own. Frequently we wait until the epidural is stopped before removing the urinary catheter.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Epidurals can : Cause urinary retention, so it is a good idea to leave in a Foley catheter while you have one.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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