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I just had gallbladder surgery and i haven't urinated since i left the hospital. Should i be worried?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: 2 P or Not 2 P...

It is not uncommon for your bladder to get a bit "shy" after surgery due to the (pain) medications and anesthesia.
If you do not feel the urge to urinate nor pain in the lower abdomen, i wouldn't worry. However, after 12 hours you should feel that urge; if not, i suggest you call your surgeon.

In brief: 2 P or Not 2 P...

It is not uncommon for your bladder to get a bit "shy" after surgery due to the (pain) medications and anesthesia.
If you do not feel the urge to urinate nor pain in the lower abdomen, i wouldn't worry. However, after 12 hours you should feel that urge; if not, i suggest you call your surgeon.
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