Instructions to follow after catheter removal


  1. After the catheter is removed you should be able to void in about 2 to 3 hours.
  2. If you are unable to void within 2 to 3 hours then sit in a bath tub until you do if you do not have a bathtub you can take a warm shower instead.
  3. If your catheter is removed before 9 AM you are to drink six medium sized cups of water spaced evenly throughout the day. there is no need to drink excessively.
  4. You will experience burning and stinging and when you void the first couple days which is normal drinking water will help if there is no relief please call the office.
  5. You may observe some spotting of blood when you void which is normal drinking water will help resolve this.
  6. You may experience some incontinence which may last up to a few weeks if this occurs do Kegel exercises to retain the bladder muscle. Kegel exercises are done by tightening the rectum for 5 seconds at a time, release and repeat for 5 minutes. It is recommended that these exercises be done for five minutes every hour on hour during waking hours if the incontinence is not resolved after one month call the office.
  7. If you have not had any leaking within 4 to 6 hours after office hours please go to the emergency room to have another catheter put in place it is rare for this to occur.
  8. Call the office back and left the office or yours know how many times you have voided weather is a small, moderate or large amount and how many pads you have soaked.
  9. Come back this afternoon at Orlando or Lake Mary office for a bladder scan to make sure that your bladder is empty well if you do not have this appointment called the nurse at the office in four hours.


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