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Unread 09-02-2011, 07:55 PM
Lost--UTI and surgery on Wednesday

Hello I have a ? for you. all.. I have a UTI and i had some blood in it.... and my dr just put me on a antibiotics and she has to talk to the dr whos doing my sugury... why is it they have to talk to the dr who is doing my sugury?
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Unread 09-03-2011, 12:13 AM
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If your surgery is scheduled soon, your surgery may need to be rescheduled until you have completed your antibiotics and are well. Going into surgery with an infection puts you at more risk than normal and could allow for complications and a complicated recovery.

Your doctor may also suspect there are other bladder concerns and may be checking to see if the surgeon can check for those during surgery. For instance, when I had blood in my urine and the urinalysis was actually negative for infection, a cystoscopy to look inside my bladder was done when I was in OR for a surgery.

Unread 09-03-2011, 12:14 AM
Re: Lost

my sugury is in 4 more days... so why does my family dr have to talk to the guy whos doing my sugury?
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Unread 09-03-2011, 12:16 AM
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Because your surgery probably needs postponed.

It is unsafe to have surgery when you have a current infection and you are being treated for a urinary tract infection.

It will be up to the surgeon to determine if it is safe to proceed or not.

Your doctor is simply looking out for you.

Unread 09-03-2011, 12:19 AM
Re: Lost

thank you for the input. i was just lost and they didnt go into detail with me....
Unread 09-03-2011, 12:20 AM
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Unread 09-03-2011, 07:20 PM
I dont know where to post this at

Hello On Friday I found out I had a UTI. and now my unrie is clear and i'm on meds for it. and my sugury is on wenesday.and the dr whos doing my sugury sent out a letter reminding me of my sugury. but my family dr called me on friday and let me know i had a UTI and she needs to talk to the dr whos doing my sugury.. can anyone help me? but my family dr said they couldnt get a hold of the dr whos doing my sugury because they left the place and the letter was dated for friday on the thing so can anyone help me? out will my sugury be posted for the same day evening thu my unrie looks normal now?
Unread 09-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Re: Lost--UTI and surgery on Wednesday

Even though your urine is clear that does not mean the infection has cleared completely from your body.

Additionally, using an antibiotic leaves your immune system compromised which can be risky for a surgery.

Likely you will not be able to touch base with any of your doctors until Tuesday. So, try to enjoy your weekend and relax.

Tuesday morning, give your surgeon's office a call and see what you can find out. It will be up to the surgeon as to whether or not the surgery can go forward or not.

Unread 09-03-2011, 07:38 PM
Re: Lost--UTI and surgery on Wednesday

thanks i just got the letter today and it says im still on for sugury for wenesday... and i'm still taking the meds for the UTI.... someone told me they might put a iv on me for my UTI... and im like oh ok.. so i found this site and thats why im asking alot of ?'s sorry!
Unread 09-03-2011, 08:05 PM
Re: Lost--UTI and surgery on Wednesday

Not a problem at all! Ask any questions you have!

The surgeon can decide to go ahead with surgery and treat with extra antibiotics but only he will be able to decide if going ahead or postponing is best for you.

I wish for your sake this wasn't a holiday weekend so you could get your answer sooner!


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