A 35-year-old member asked:
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can catheter of large size cause urinary incontinence?

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Only if the catheter was inserted for a very long time.
Answered on Nov 29, 2017
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
39 years experience Urology
Temporarily: Catheter can cause spasms of bladder causing leakage around the tube. After removed, can cause temporary incontinence from irritation.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Can dilate the urethra and stretch nerves/ muscle.
Answered on Aug 1, 2018

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