health conditions


Question by  Kalynn (26)

Is there a connection between having a hysterectomy and then getting frequent bladder infections?

I seem to get a lot of bladder infections since my surgery three years ago.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

You could have a persistent infection in the abdomen, triggered by the surgery, which continually spreads to the bladder. Your doctor may consider a stronger antibiotic for this.


Answer by  tinkerbelle (6)

Yes, the two are connected due to the catheter insertion during surgery and other possible infections during the healing processes after the surgery.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

When you have a hysterectomy, your bladder has the tendency to fall because it lost some of it's support. This surgery can make you more prone to bladder infections.


Answer by  writergalfriday (325)

Bladder infections usually do not occur from the hysterectomy itself, but from the urinary catheter that is placed during and after the surgery. The catheter line can harbor bacteria that enters the urinary tract causing an infection. Patients can experience lower abdominal pain, bloody or cloudy urine, painful urination and fever.

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