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Urinary Retention Catheter
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
Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?
None reasonable: Bladder will continue to fill + has to be drained because of pain and discomfort. Intermiitent ctheterizaion is management of choice with much lower risk of UTI than an indwelling catheter. Voiding ability, if present before operation, should return and can be aided by medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since my tlh on 2/5 I have had urinary retention and have a Foley catheter in place. What is the typical cause for urinary retention after a tlh?
A few things: Anesthetic agents at first complicate urinating by effect on muscles involved. Pain meds can cause/contribute to it. Local irritation/inflammation can contribute. The pain post-procedure can keep you from wanting to push to go. Residual irritation from foley (if out) can. Positioning (esp if in bed/on sofa a lot) doesn't help. So many things play into it, and all (should) resolve over a few days. ...Read more
You would: Many people have catheters and take care of them. Keep them clean. It's really just plumbing. Urologists are often considered the "plumbers" of the body.For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more
Medication/surgery: If you are in true retention and can't urinate at all it becomes an emergency. If it's not treated you can have renal failure and die. There are many medications, mainly Alpha blockers (flomax, opens bladder neck) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors (proscar, shrinks prostate) that can help. Minimally invasive treatments like microwave can help. For more: @thepeedoc www.Peedoc.Com. ...Read more
Is urine retention a side effect of haldol shot as I have had to have a catheter in place twice since starting the haldol shot?
Yes: This can happen. You should call your doctor right away to let them know. ...Read more
Yes, ...: Postoperative urinary retention may develop but can be prevented by catheterizing the patient timely to avoid bladder undue overdistention while the bladder under stressful conditions to empty such as after deep general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, pain, lying position, pain medication, presence of existing silent lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), etc. So, beware these and manage it timely... ...Read more
Had Foley put in for urinary retention after my tlh. Nothing done to find cause. Gyn is treating me for this. Is gyn capable or should I see urology?
Wait: It is possible you went in retention after your hysterectomy as a side effect of narcotic pain medication. I am just saying a possibility. Talk to the gynecologist. Chances are he or she will remove the catheter and give you a trial voiding. It does not sound serious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a tlh 2/5. Have urinary retention. When i feel i will have a bm I have to bear down and just have very small stool that is white mucus tinged red?
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