INSTRUCTIONS TO  FOLLOW AFTER CATHETER REMOVAL

 

  1. After the catheter is removed, you should be able to void in about two or three hours. If you are  unable void within in two or three hours. then sit in a bathtub if warm water until you void. If you do not have a bathtub, you can take a warm shower instead.
  2. If your catheter is removed before 9:00am, you are to drink only 6-8 glasses of water spaced evenly throughout the day. If your catheter is removed after 11:00am, then you are to drink only 5 to 6 glasses of water spaced evenly throughout the day. There is no need to drink excessively
  3. You will experience burning and stunning when you void the first couple of days which normal. Drinking water will help .
  4. You may observe some spotting of blood when you void, which is normal. Drinking water will help resolve this. Water prevents clots from forming
  5. You may experience some incontinence, which may last up to few weeks. If this occurs, do kegel exercises to retrain the bladder muscle. Kegel exercises are done by tightening the rectum for 5 seconds at a time, release and repeat this for five minutes. It is recommended that these excursus be done every hour on the hour, during waking days only. If the incontinence has not resolved after 3 months call the office.
  6. If you have not voided or had any leaking within 4 to 6 hours,  after hours, please go to the emergency room to have another catheter put in place. It is rare for this to occur.

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