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Incontinence

What is `Normal` after a Monarch Sling

07/14/2009

Question:

I had surgery on Monday--a hysterectomy and the Monarch Sling for my weak bladder. The surgery went well, except I was having a rough time passing urine and was straight-cathed three times in one day--not so pleasant. That seems to have subsided, but now I feel like I have to go all the time and it is hard to tell the difference between 20 and 600ccs. I have been doing some light walking and trying to time myself so that my bladder can actually fill. I have been drinking lots of fluids; I am not sure what else to do. I take Tylenol for my back and hips when they ache, but I did not have much pain after the surgery. Any advice?

Answer:

One of the reasons for frequency of urination is urinary retention and inability to empty your bladder to completion due to over correction. You need to have a bladder scanner study. Other causes are urinary tract infection. This is also treated easily. Other less important events will eventually dissipate over time.

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Response by:

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