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What causes difficulty in urination after removal of catherter? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Jun-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
Please proceed with your query
User:my father had turp procedure on 3 XXXXXXX
User:today doc has removed catherter
User:now he is feeling need to urinate but not getting urine
User:again when he comes back to room again he feels like going
Doctor:This is due to swelling in the urethra and sphincter
Doctor:I would suggest that he take a med called Ditropan
User:they have given him an injection now
User:just few mins back a sonography I done
User:and its clear
Doctor:Good to know
Doctor:This is quite normal after a surgery like this
Doctor:you would expect some discomfort after the XXXXXXX is removed
User:ok..then will it take to be back to normal again
User:doctor is saying there is very less urine present
User:and they have given an injection
User:not sure of the name though
Doctor:They will probably give him alot of IV fluid and meds to increase his flow of urine and keep the urethra from closing or scarring up
User:so does it mean he still needs to be hospitalized
User:its been a week now
Doctor:They will discharge him when they know he can be cared for properly at home
Doctor:Time is not the issue
User:will he be able to pass urine normally now
Doctor:If the TURP was successful.. yes
Doctor:but you should get that from the surgeon who operated
Doctor:not me
User:but he is 75 yrs old and had post surgery delirum as well
User:at night he had become very aggressive
User:not willing to listen to anyone
User:was shouting and trying to remove the catherter and IV device
Doctor:Ok. He needs sedation at that point
Doctor:It's pretty normal after surgery
Doctor:The disorienting effect of the anasthesia will make it happen
Doctor:plus the change in environment
User:once he is back home will he be normal
Doctor:He should be
Doctor:I see no reason why the effects of anesthesia should be permanent
User:if incase he starts urinating well today there any chace he wil be doscharged
Doctor:That is up to the doctor who operated
User:if he comes home and if he behaves in the same manner then what ca we do
Doctor:It's almost impossible for such things to happen twice
Doctor:but if he does.. then you need to bring him back to the hospital was saying he seems depressed
User:u should call his friends etc to keep him motivated
User:but no one is available at this point
User:how can we help him out
Doctor:Talk to him, have him talk to his friends in the phone
Doctor:let him watch something on the computer to distract him
Doctor:Music, etc
User:will this feeling of urinating and getting continue
User:I mean to feel like urinating and able to continue
User:its been 1 week and we are awke just so that he does not move his legs and disturb the catherter
User:the whole week at night
Doctor:The entire idea behind the procedure is to lessen these symptoms
Doctor:The surgery takes time to heal from
Doctor:be patient
User:ok..thank you doctor
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:thank you
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