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Unread 01-09-2006, 10:09 PM
Urinary cathetar?

Hi Ladies, I have another question. I am scheduled for a TAH on 1/23, and I get to keep my ovaries and as far as I know I am not having any repairs done. Will I have to have a urinary cath? I hate those things, they were worse than my c-section 16 years ago.
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Unread 01-09-2006, 11:11 PM
Urinary cathetar?

I live in the UK and it is standard procedure here that everyone has one. I would think you would have one. Your DR. should tell you in your pre op appointment all those details. Good Luck and I wish you the best. Cath
Unread 01-09-2006, 11:38 PM
Urinary cathetar?

Yes, everyone has a catheter during surgery. Usually it is inserted after you are asleep, and removed once you are able to be up and around on your own (generally by the next morning, occasionally earlier in ladies who don't have vaginal repairs done). In my experience, it's a blessing to have one when you first wake up, as you won't feel up to getting out of bed to urinate for a little while.

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Unread 01-09-2006, 11:42 PM
Urinary cathetar?

I had my cath in for almost 24 hours....it was my best friend, for as surferbabe stated, I didnt want to move unless I needed to. It was inserted after I was out and I was quite nervous about it coming out, but it didnt hurt at all, was kind of an "odd" feeling. The nurse laughed at me because she said I had the goofiest look on my face LoL
Unread 01-10-2006, 07:47 AM
Urinary cathetar?

I had my catheter put in place right before my surgery. It was removed about 5 AM the next day. It wasn't in for even 24 hours in my case.

I have had 'same day surgery' in the past and even then one was put in only in those type surgeries for a very short time.

Funny thing for me... before surgery I was worried more about that catheter then the 'gas' problem I was reading about all over here and my dr. mentioned the gas and how they hope I would be up and walking to help that. I also have always had reg. BM's TMI eh? LOL So, I thought a cup of coffee after surgery and I will be fine......

I was worried that I woud have problems from the cath. being in for so long. I am happy to report that I had no problems, I was glad when they removed it. I know we are all different, so are our dr's. Some dr.'s may leave it in longer... some women have to have it in longer. etc.

I was able to go fine after it was out and no bladder problems. YAY! lol
I did end up with the gas and the BM issue (which is very common) Coffee didn't work....

I wish you all the best with your surgery and an uneventful cath. experience like I had.
Hugs and the best to you for your surgery being uneventful!
Unread 01-10-2006, 07:56 AM
Urinary cathetar?

Hi Beth, You and I are scheduled for the same day. Best of luck! I was worried about the cath as well, but it sounds as though its a blessing not having to worry about getting up to use the bathroom. Take good care! Melanie
Unread 01-10-2006, 08:02 AM
Urinary cathetar?

It was a love hate relationship. I loved Cath for how he allowed me to lounge around while he did all the work, but when he left me I felt really uncomfortable. I got over it but my bladder still feels weird. I guess I miss him more than my bladder does.
TAH 34 years old with grapefruit fibroids
Unread 01-10-2006, 07:34 PM
Urinary cathetar?

my dr told me that he would take out the catheter if I could get up and walk and feel comfortable but would reinsert it if I had a problem . It is very normal to go home with a catheter As he said there is a lot of swelling internally and the body goes into a little shock .

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