A 34-year-old member asked:
after anesthetic when does urine incontinence go away?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Urine after anesth: Urine incontinence is more often associated with spinal anesthesia, sometimes lasting longer than the sensory effect of the spinal medicine and sometimes delaying the discharge of outpatients.
General anesthesia can also cause this problem. The opioid narcotics, fentanyl and morphine being the most common culprits.
The anesthetic aspect of this problem should resolve within a few hours for most.
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Anesthesiology 20 years experience
That depends: Urinary retention may occur after anesthesia, especially spinals and epidurals. Urinary incontinence is not a usually side effect of an anesthetic so i would need more info. You should ask your physician about this problem.
4878 viewsAnswered Jun 21, 2019
Last updated Apr 14, 2020
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