Question by  TxBluEyes (34)

Should I be concerned about having trouble urinating after surgery?


Answer by  NYCCDC (311)

It depends on the type of surgery you have had. I would be especially concerned if your doctor did not mention this as a possible complication and/or you had surgery on your low back or lower abdominal area. Consult with your surgeon immediately about this for a better answer.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Yes and you should let your doctor know your having problems. Keep track of when it happens (only in am, all the time etc).


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

There are many reasons that could cause this and you should definately see a doctor. Commonly some swelling can occur from the insertion of a foley during the operation. Also many common post-op medication cause urinary retention.


Answer by  MSwift (137)

Yes you should be concerned, anytime you have surgery and have trouble afterword you should call your doctor because there are many different complications that can arrise.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

Depends on exactly what type of surgery you had. Would probably be a good thing to check with your doctor.


Answer by  TeresaL (150)

Yes you do need to be concerned about not being able to urinate after surgery. It could be because of the surgery or may not have anything to do with it at all. In either case you need to see your doctor as soon as possible.


Answer by  Carol57 (70)

Physicians\nurses usually give instructions for when to be concerned in this area. Usually you must urinate normally before you are released. Check with your admitting physician.


Answer by  asoka (26)

It is usual to have trouble in urinating after surgery. But it should go off within 24 hours of surgery. Then it would be back to normal life.

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