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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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.
Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati