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My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?

My brother had kyphosis surgery 6 days ago and is still unable to urinate. He's going home with a catheter. What can be the cause?

Here are some. ..: It's not uncommon to develop temporary/permanent bladder dysfunction after spinal surgery of this nature. Either one, the care for such postop conditions remains the same, that is, to avoid any further bladder damage by bladder over-distention with indwelling catheter or clean intermittent self-catheterization (CISC). Medically, CISC does better for convenience & infection. For now, indweling is o

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I have my lumber laminectomy surgery for stenoisis (open decompression about 75 days back but unable to urinate normally but catheter is insertd. Ho?

I have my lumber laminectomy surgery for stenoisis (open decompression about 75 days back but unable to urinate normally but catheter is insertd. Ho?

Talk to your doc: Express your concerns to your treating surgeon. There are various reasons for your problem, and I suggest working with your surgeon. You may consider a second opinion from another spine surgeon or a urologist if you wish.

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Could you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

Could you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

See Doc as soon as..: Acute inability to pee needs immediate attention for confirming possible urinary retention and uti. But, such person usually has experienced increasing frequency to bath but decreasing the voided volume from each voiding over a period of time, days to months. So, go to see doc timely for assessing possible underlying causes for your voiding problem so effective rx can be proposed.

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What can cause me to be unable to urinate when I feel like I need to?

What can cause me to be unable to urinate when I feel like I need to?

Infections: The most common cause is urinary infection. Consult your physician for a urine test and appropriate treatment.

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I have pain in my urine pipe while getting erection after removal of catheter, its been 4 weeks since removal. What's wrong?

I have pain in my urine pipe while getting erection after removal of catheter, its been 4 weeks since removal. What's wrong?

Here are some...: Why & how long did you have indwelling catheter? Generally speaking, catheter-related expected discomfort - dysuria, will linger and fade in time but with a widely variable pace among the patients. So, it's worthwhile to wait & see as long as getting better day by day. Besides, always taking antibiotics x 3-5 days & do urinalysis with or without urine culture in 2-3 weeks after catheter removal.

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Hi doctors! Can you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

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Hi doctors! Can you help me I have suddenly become unable to urinate?

Here are some...: The real help possibly offered now is to seek urgent attention, evaluation, & counseling now. How to get the related things done correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with Doc so to reach right diagnosis for right treatment & care. Best wish...

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What will happen if u experience pain whenever I pass urine post removal og catheter?

What will happen if u experience pain whenever I pass urine post removal og catheter?

UTI?: Some pain (dysuria) can be experienced after removal of a foley catheter. But if pain persists more than 2 days after removal of the catheter, I would recommend being checked for a urinary tract infection (uti).

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How to get normal urination flow with buprenorphine? Unable to urinate.

How to get normal urination flow with buprenorphine? Unable to urinate.

Mutually exclusive.: Urinary retention is a common side effect of narcotic analgesics. If you're experiencing this, you have perhaps 3 options. Reduce the dosage, stop the medication (highly advised), or catheterization. While sometimes necessary, the latter is presented largely in jest. Stop the medication forthwith and talk with your doctor, soon. If unable to void with a full bladder, go to your E.D. quickly.

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What to do when bladder is full and penis is erected and you are unable to urinate normal? And the reason?

What to do when bladder is full and penis is erected and you are unable to urinate normal? And the reason?

Normal physiology: Bladder neck contracts when U have erection. Thus semen passes down urethra, rather than backwards, when U ejaculate. Thus urination difficult, & in some impossible, during erect state

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I am unable to urinate when I need to for a medical test. I'm job hunting, but many places require a drug test. I really cannot urinate under these circumstances. I do not use drugs nor do I drink, so that is not the issue. What can I do? I really need

I am unable to urinate when I need to for a medical test. I'm job hunting, but many places require a drug test. I really cannot urinate under these circumstances. I do not use drugs nor do I drink, so that is not the issue. What can I do? I really need

Shy bladder......: I would suggest you talk to your doctor about evaluating the issue, and if no significant pathology is found (like an enlarged prostate), your doctor can provide you with a generic to whom it may concern letter that you have difficulties voiding on command and/or in front of others. Ask them for a saliva test, or tell them you are willing to give blood for a test.

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My husband has been admitted to hospital with a blockage in his bowel and now he is unable to urinate as well what could be wrong?

My husband has been admitted to hospital with a blockage in his bowel and now he is unable to urinate as well what could be wrong?

Multiple reasons: Your husband is unfortunately going through multiple problems and it is difficult to give you any medical advice based on the limited information I have from your question. Please discuss with the doctor treating him about his general condition and clear all your doubts. I hope a faster and complete recovery for him.

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Pain in the tip of penis 4 weeks after Foley catheter removal before/during urination. What can be causing this? My doctor tells me this can't be

Meatitis or UTI: First thing is to have your urine tested for any bacterial uti, especially after having a recent catheter. You can also have inflammation at the penile tip (called the meatus) that can be painful as you've described. If there is no infection, then a prescription for Pyridium (phenazopyridine) can useful for analgesic effect.

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Tlh on 2/5. Have a Foley cath in due to being unable to urinate. Last night developed a fever of 103 w/ flu type symptoms + ab pain? Have history of mrsa.

Tlh on 2/5. Have a Foley cath in due to being unable to urinate. Last night developed a fever of 103 w/ flu type symptoms + ab pain? Have history of mrsa.

Kidney infection: You have an infection in your kidneys that could spread to your bloodstream. This has the potential to be very serious. Call your primary care physician or your urologist right now. If you can't contact them go directly to the emergency room. Don't delay!

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Having pain and gassy bubbly feeling on lower left side of adbomen unable to urinate normally or pass bowel movement?

Having pain and gassy bubbly feeling on lower left side of adbomen unable to urinate normally or pass bowel movement?

Need evaluation: Honestly, if you can't urinate OR have a bowel movement on TOP of having pain in your lower abdomen, I would recommend you go get an evaluation from either an Urgent Care or ER where they can do some tests on you to quickly ascertain whether there is something serious going on that needs to be addressed ASAP.

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Hello- I am suffering from urethal stricture that occurred during catheterization in the hospital. Removal produced blood. Urination now is painful?

Hello- I am suffering from urethal stricture that occurred during catheterization in the hospital. Removal produced blood. Urination now is painful?

See below: If the catheterization occurred recently the pain may be to inflammation and/or infection in the urethra. Speak with your physician because you may an antibiotic. It's also possible you may have a bladder infection. Medication for pain can be prescribed and is also available OTC as Azo.

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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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