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Unread 11-26-2002, 07:36 PM
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I had a LAVH on 11/12. I still have the catheter. I as supposed to have it removed last week but I have not been able to void. I have the same concerns. I have posted before, but I am still anxiuos that I will not be able to void again. The Dr. told me yesterday not to clamp it for at least three more days.

I have been noticing a very strong smell of urine although I take showers frequentely. I don't think I am leaking. How could I know for sure?

Does the bladder repairs itself after the tube is taken out? Does any urine come out into the abdominal wall?

I have been feeling a stabbing pain in my bladder down below. This pain went away once I stop clamping, although sometimes I still feel it. I also feel the stitches pulling. I have three. Is this normal? There is also some newer blood around the catherer.

My temperature is sometimes 100 degrees. I noticed that my face turns red. Could this just be hot flashes? I am scared of getting a UTI. I had chronic UTI in the past (countless). - I am on

One last question? What kind of underwear do you wear? I have been cutting my old ones, but I am afraid that I am running out of panties. I guess I could buy some granny panties.

Dear fellow princesses, I will pray for you. Remember me in your prayers. Thank you all of you ladies for your answers. Your dedication to this board amazes me.
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Unread 11-26-2002, 09:22 PM
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Dear Sister,
I wish I had any answers for you. The one thing you asked for that I can do is , and I will. Remember, we are all here for you, and you have many shoulders to lean on. I hope someone can give you some information and that the gives you a positve report. I hated having the catheter for the short time that I had it, so I really feel for what you must be going through. :HUGS: Kim
TVH adenomyosis, 10-12 week "ugly boggy" uterus, numerous fibroids, beginning prolapse, kept ovaries.
Unread 11-27-2002, 04:09 AM
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Hi La_Magica,

I had a s-p cath for just under 3 weeks post-op. My Dr. had me leave it unclamped for drainage the entire time to allow my bladder the chance to "rest" and heal. The only exceptions were when I was bladder training to test if the cath was ready to come out.

The first time my Dr. allowed me to try bladder training was when I was 9 days post-op (at my insistence, Dr. didn't think I was ready). Well, he was right. I experienced bladder spasms and my bladder just would not empty itself on it's own when I voided. So, back to unclamped until I was 17 days post-op. Tried again and it was a success. The cath was removed in my Drs. office 2 days later...had to wait until he had office hours as I did my bladder training over the weekend.

I also had 2 or 3 stitches, and I experienced that pulling sensation also. Not exactly comfortable Once the cath was removed, the hole closed right up; no leaking urine whatsoever.

I wore granny panties; I had bought them pre-op...2 sizes larger than my normal and they worked great for me.

As far as running a fever and the urine odor, it's best to keep your Dr. informed of those symptoms. I didn't experience either.

Try to be patient in the meantime. I know it's hard; I was also very anxious to have my cath removed.

Best wishes and s

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