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My father recently had a procedure for a heart exam that required them to go through the groin with the scope since then he has had to have a catheter because he cannot feel any urge top relieve himself.Could any possible nerve been hit to cause this?

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The most likely cause, after any procedure in an elderly person, to cause urinary retention, or the inability to relieve oneself, would be medication related due to any sedation or anesthesia used.
If this is the case, the effect should be temporary.

In brief: The

The most likely cause, after any procedure in an elderly person, to cause urinary retention, or the inability to relieve oneself, would be medication related due to any sedation or anesthesia used.
If this is the case, the effect should be temporary.
Dr. David Greuner
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic

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It would be very unusual for a procedure done through an artery or vein in the groin to cause problems with sensing when the bladder is full.
The nerves which would be involved for sensation of bladder fullness would be far away from the groin.

In brief: It

It would be very unusual for a procedure done through an artery or vein in the groin to cause problems with sensing when the bladder is full.
The nerves which would be involved for sensation of bladder fullness would be far away from the groin.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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