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What causes cloudy urine after a radical hysterectomy surgery?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: I had a Radical Hysterectomy with lymph node dissection and removal last Friday due to cervical cancer. I was released from hospital Sunday. I'm having severe lower back pain and pressure in lower stomach. I came home with a catheter in. Today my urine is cloudy with a ton of white stuff in it. Should I be concerned? It was a darker orange. There's bloody tissue in bag every so often. I expected that to be normal bc of surgery
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Also normal post-hysterectomy

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. As long as you do not observe any odour, itching, or a fever; there is really no cause for concern.

Some tissue and mucous discharge can make the urine look cloudy for a while, and I do not think this indicates anything abnormal. It should all subside within a few days or weeks time. Make sure you follow your doctors orders, and for anything else please do not hesitate to write back to me, as I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (6 minutes later)
I am running a fever. I forgot to add that in my original message. I should also add that I have a high tolerance for pain. This pain in the lower back on the right side and left side is extremely severe. it's hard to stand up or walk after sitting.
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pain can be expected and normal, fever raises doubt for an infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

The pain in my opinion will last for quite some time especially after a serious surgery like a hysterectomy. There are many women who even after 10-15 years of the hysterectomy report with some amount of pain relating to the surgery.

But as you have reported a fever, I would recommend a visit to your doctor for a urine and blood analysis to confirm/rule out an infection. Cloudy urine in an individual who has not recently undergone such a surgery is a sign of an infection, but after a hysterectomy it can be normal.

But due to the added symptom of a fever, I would recommend a check up. Please try to schedule an appointment with your doctor and go about the needful. I hope and pray you recover rapidly and completely. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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What causes cloudy urine after a radical hysterectomy surgery?

Brief Answer: Also normal post-hysterectomy Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. As long as you do not observe any odour, itching, or a fever; there is really no cause for concern. Some tissue and mucous discharge can make the urine look cloudy for a while, and I do not think this indicates anything abnormal. It should all subside within a few days or weeks time. Make sure you follow your doctors orders, and for anything else please do not hesitate to write back to me, as I am always here to help. Best wishes.