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Is bladder & urethral pain after a C-section normal?

Is bladder & urethral pain after a C-section normal?

Needs evaluation: 21 year old woman asking if bladder and urethral pain after a c-section is normal. The bladder is retracted during a cesarian section and the urethra is commonly instrumented as a foley catheter is passed. Thus pain may occur but can never be dismissed. Pain with urination indicates urethritis and suprapubic pain may be cystitis. DVT, PE, wound infection and UTIs after surg must be evaluated

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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My gyno. Told me my bladder was stitched with the last C-section. Now I had my third child. .. And im worried will there be any future complications?

My gyno. Told me my bladder was stitched with the last C-section. Now I had my third child. .. And im worried will there be any future complications?

Probably not: The bladder heals very well in most instances, even when there are adhesions from previous surgery like cesarean section. Future problems are always a possibility but usually do not occur after bladder repair during cesarean surgery. The bladder frequently has to be "taken down" in order to reach the infant during csection delivery.

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Is having a bladder infection dangerous if you had a C-section 3 weeks ago?

Is having a bladder infection dangerous if you had a C-section 3 weeks ago?

Likely not: There is likely no increased risk with the cystitis 3 weeks after the section.

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Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.

Is a c-section a better alternative for women with an overactive bladder? No incontinence, just overactive.

No: No advantages to a csection for oab. Oab is common in pregnancy since the baby is shrinking bladder capacity and making your kidneys filter more blood and make more pee. After you deliver, if symptoms persist, see a urologist.

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After my second daughter was born by a C-section they cut my bladder im now left incontient can I have a new bladder?

After my second daughter was born by a C-section they cut my bladder im now left incontient can I have a new bladder?

Need evaluation: It may not be an incontinence you may have a urinary fistula urine draining into vagina, you have to see gyno-urrologist for evaluation, tests and correction (surgery) of the problem

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I have herpes and bladder problems can I just schedule a c section?

It's reasonable for: U to discuss that with your ob/gyn they should be happy to honor/address your concerns.

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2 y/ago I had a C-section and had some pressure when urinating. Now bad pressure when urinating and can't fully empty bladder. Only 22y/o?

2 y/ago I had a C-section and had some pressure when urinating. Now bad pressure when urinating and can't fully empty bladder. Only 22y/o?

Please call your OB: U may have a bladder infection or something else going on, your symptoms are not normal, please call your OB tonight as your OB knows u and knows how the csection went.

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C-section cut bladder & menstrual cycle bleeds via bladder every month & has for 1 yr. Only bleeds into bladder on cycle & pressure test holds water?

C-section cut bladder & menstrual cycle bleeds via bladder every month & has for 1 yr. Only bleeds into bladder on cycle & pressure test holds water?

See urogynecologist!: Your history suggests postoperative endometriosis in your lower urinary system; this can be dangerous if left untreated and I would strongly recommend you consult a urogynecologist as soon as possible to get optimal treatment.

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Suffering interstitialcystitis past 1 yr. Now 37 weeks pregnant. I want to know the risks associated with vaginal delivery & c-section on my bladder?

Some risk: Interstitial cystitis symptoms are caused by the lack of a protective layer in the bladder.This lets irritants get to nerve endings. Delivery should not change this. There is always some risk of bladder damage with a c-section but interstitial cystitis doesn't change this nor does this change interstitial cystitis. The main risk to the bladder with vaginal delivery is to support. This also is the same

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Recently had my 3rd c-section and tubes tied and now have horrible stabbing pains under right side of rib cage and shoulder but no gall bladder? Gas?

Recently had my 3rd c-section and tubes tied and now have horrible stabbing pains under right side of rib cage and shoulder but no gall bladder? Gas?

Very well could: Be gas try gas x and see if it helps if you Re doing exercises could also be musculoskeletal even lifting baby could have strained the muscle. Be cAreful of how you are lifting, pulling bending and twisting too

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39 weeks pregnant. I want to know if catheter will be inserted in both c-section and in vaginal birth? I want to avoid it due to my bladder inflammation

39 weeks pregnant. I want to know if catheter will be inserted in both c-section and in vaginal birth? I want to avoid it due to my bladder inflammation

Catheters in Birth: If you have a C-section you will have one to keep track of fluids and because you will not be able to get up until the anesthesia wears off. In a vaginal birth if you have an epidural you will have a catheter because you can't get up or feel when you need to go and a full bladder can prolong labor and interfere with some procedures. Otherwise you may have an in and out cath just prior to birth.

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Csection then hemorrhaging kidney damage blood clots on bladder blood count 4?

Csection then hemorrhaging kidney damage blood clots on bladder blood count 4?

Question cut off: Please resubmit & include a clear and specific question.

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I have an anterior placenta and need a C Section. Dr didn't mention this would be an issue but google listed major complications? Should I be concern?

I have an anterior placenta and need a C Section. Dr didn't mention this would be an issue but google listed major complications? Should I be concern?

Anterior: Depends upon how far the lower edge of the placenta extends. If it is low lying it may need to be cut through in order to get to the baby. This could result in extra blood loss. Prior to your section discuss this issue with your OB.

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Can I refuse a c-section?

Can I refuse a c-section?

Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.) if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand why someone is recommending one. You may be refusing something that would be in your or your infants best interest. Many things can be done to reduce the likelihood of needing a cesarean, but some cesareans will be necessary despite all measures.

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Can I demand a c-section?

Can I demand a c-section?

Yes: As long as you understands all the risks associated with a cs and your ob/gyn is willing to perform it, you can ask for it and most physicians will comply.

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Can I ask for a c-section?

Can I ask for a c-section?

Yes: You can ask, but if your exam shows your pelvis to be adequate for vaginal delivery, your provider should kindly refuse your request. The risk to both you and baby are increased in c-section, and they should be reserved for medical reasons only.

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