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IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby kylie_kacie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:02 pm

I just have a bl and tt yesterday, and I have a hard time going to pee. I have the urge to go, but cannot pee right away, I have to wait for 5 to 10 minutes to go a little, but still have that urge to go more but couldn't. My ps said I might have swollen down there and also from the catherter. But he did cannot prescribe me any medicine for it. If it is too bad I have to go to the ER. I don't have insurance, I don't want to go the the ER either. Anybody know of anything that can help me empty my bladder? medicine? I really want to empty it out or else it so uncomfortable. My nurse told me to try uristat for people with urinary track infection, but my dh could not find it any walmart. He now try CVS or Wallgreen. I hope he find it or I will have to explode.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby Pumkincookies4 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:05 pm

No I never did......I know I had to go pee before leaving the surgical room I was in......

You poor thing....I hope your husband finds that stuff the nurse said to try....I don't have insurence either...Is there a way if you must go to the ER to talk about a payment plan...I know they have to do it no matter what......Good luck.....I pay my hospital 50 buxs a month and that helps a ton....

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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby wimpy1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi Kylie!

I did!

I had a terrible time for about 3 days! I just couldn't get it started! I had to sit on the toilet for about 15 minutes before I could go. I am now 11 days PO and am fine, but it was very frustrating!

It will get better!
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby kylie_kacie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:40 pm

thank you Wimpy. I guess it is normal than. It is just irritating to keep wake up to go to the toilet and go for a little bit. It also not good for the adominal muscle to keep stretching you know.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby tyky » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:08 pm

kylie_kacie wrote:thank you Wimpy. I guess it is normal than. It is just irritating to keep wake up to go to the toilet and go for a little bit. It also not good for the adominal muscle to keep stretching you know.

I was told at my pre-op that I had to go pee before they would release me, did they not do that for you?
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby jewelsjewelsjewels » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:17 pm

If you are experiencing pain when urinating, it's possible that the catheter introduced a bacterial infection into your bladder (UTI). There are no over-the-counter remedies for a UTI, you have to take a course of antibiotics.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby Jolie45 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:21 pm

You got to empty completly. Do not wait too long. I understand the no insurance thing but you can do harm to your system. Try running the water in the sink next to you or run warm water over the area "down there".
My PS did say that the bladder gets a little shy after anesthesia. I had a catheter for 24 hours after my surgery to try and avoid that.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby tyky » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:25 pm

If it is a UTI you can buy Azo OTC and drink cranberry juice it wil clear right up :D
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby Equestrian » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:28 pm

Hi. I posted to you on Nov. If you had morphine it could be a side effect. Morphine is well known for causing urinary retention as a side effect.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby wimpy1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:47 pm

They did make me go before I left the surgery center, and I was fine. It was when I got home that I couldn't. The water running in the sink is the only thing that got things "moving"!
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby glowing1976 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:13 pm

I stayed overnight in the hospital and had a catheter, however, once they pulled the catheter out, I had to go pee on my own before I could leave. It was NOT easy and I had to try a few times before I actually went! So yes, seems to be normal for after the surgery.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby wayala1948 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:06 pm

I agree with jewelsjewelsjewels reguarding a UTI, if you don't have insurance try to go to any Walgreens or CVS that have those "take care clinics" they will only charge you $50 for the consult and any tests (very minimal $10-20) and the drugs. I have insurance and use them all the time because they are efficient and fast for small things and rutine tests.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby blacksurfergirl » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:37 pm

WOAHHHHH!!!! :shock: AZO, URISTAT and that other pill will only mask a UTI making it difficult to diagnose. They will never cure it and can possibly make things worse, ei: bacteria travel the opposite way, kidney, blood stream etc. A trip to the ER is not the only place, try a freestanding community clinic, Pt first, planned parenthood, etc. Also Walmart, Target and many other places (grocery store pharmacies) have all sorts of discounts on antibiotics, especially right now, just gotta ask. Bactrim which is prescribed for UTI is available under the generic program at Walmart and Target for 4 bucks. One last thing, cranberry juice will NEVER [-X cure a UTI or any other bacterial urinary type infection. Cranberry juice can only decrease the chances of GETTING a UTI in the first place. The acidity in the juice acts as a coating inside the bladder preventing bacteria from "sticking" to the inner walls of the bladder.
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby rtpixie » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:52 pm

Please don't self diagnose!! I did have trouble going for a few days after sx. I would have to sit and wait for a few minutes just to go a little bit. I would take your ps advice and if you find that you are drinking enough liquids and you are unable to pee at all....go to the ER. They will take care of you and then you can work out the billing.

Take care of yourself - hope you feel better!
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Re: IS ANYBODY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH URINATING AFTER A TT?

Postby dawnz2 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:04 pm

I also had a terrible time after, I found the easiest way was to use a squirt bottle with very warm water and although sometimes it take the whole bottle before I would go, it always worked!!

Best of luck!

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