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Urinary Disorders

Unable to Empty Bladder



I had a vaginal hysterectomy, bladder lift and tact, and a bladder sling surgery 3 weeks ago. I still cannot empty my bladder. This is scaring me. What can be done?


It is not that unusual to have urinary retention following your extensive pelvic surgery. It may take a while, be patient. Meanwhile, talk to your surgeon. If condition lasts too long, it is due to overcorrection and one should consider appropriate surgery for that.

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Ahmad  Hamidinia, MD Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati