Can't pee after surgery. Any suggestions???

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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/11/2018 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Help. Need to pee and pee don't want to come out

songlady
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   Posted 1/11/2018 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
As I put in the other thread - myabe they can give you a relaxant or antispasmodic? That is what helped me. I realized that when I sat on the toilet all my midsection muscles would turn rock hard in a spasm - so it was an unusually good nurse who suggested Valium, and it did help.
Age 61. Diagnosed UP 1983, UC 1986
Step One surgery on 12/28/17.
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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/11/2018 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thought of putting catheter isn't comforting

hateuc
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   Posted 1/11/2018 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it isn't the same thing...but after I gave birth I had trouble peeing as well. I tried sitting on the toilet and turning on the faucet. Sometimes running water helps...also trying to relax can't hurt the issue. Good luck--- it is a tough feeling and there is always the threat of the catheter looming.
B
UC diagnosed in 2010 but had prob. in 2009
2 Lialda/day Rowasa nightly, periodic anucort supp, Cortifoam as needed(needed more than I would like)
VSL#3, slippery elm
Metamucil capsules
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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/11/2018 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Going to do catheter. Male nurse said it's more discomfort then pain.cant pee. Stood in shower with cold water hitting legs -no good Can't wait any longer. Starting to hurt. I asked to be put back on pain meds. They are flowing they me now. I'll be ok. Thanks everyone

iPoop
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   Posted 1/12/2018 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
They must've taken the catheter out too soon. I hope today goes better in that regard.
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hateuc
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   Posted 1/12/2018 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck 3time. I saw you took a lap today--making progress.
B
UC diagnosed in 2010 but had prob. in 2009
2 Lialda/day Rowasa nightly, periodic anucort supp, Cortifoam as needed(needed more than I would like)
VSL#3, slippery elm
Metamucil capsules
Trying Gluten free (why not!)

3timechamp
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   Posted 1/12/2018 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah maybe too soon Poop. Anesthesia and pain plusmuscle relaxants don't help u pee. Off all them. There giving me flomax which should help me pee. 3 1/2 laps yesterday. 1 today. Breathing machine got up to 97 today. 94 is good. Emptied bag out for first time. Then found out they wanted to measure amount of stool. I asked nurse this morning to get someone to help me empty it and he said I should be doing it myself. Quess not

ks1905
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   Posted 1/12/2018 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't ask the nurse, ask the orderly to empty your bag (ring the buzzer). They will always measure it.

You need to walk more. I tried walking almost every hour that I was awake. That was the only thing that I could do to improve myself, everything else was up to the medical staff. I had an open surgery too. It was tough to get out of bed but I did it.

The other important thing is to put a pillow over your stomach when you cough, sneeze or try to get out of bed. It will support your incision site and abdomen.

Walking can help you pee.
Keith

DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014

Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!
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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/12/2018 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I never had to ask anyone to help. When I needed help, there were assistants coming in and out, taking blood pressure and vitals, and they would check everything. I saw them much more often than the nurses. I guess after a few days, they sort of leave you to your own devices, but they really shouldn't unless you're ready. I didn't deal with emptying my own pouch until I was able to pee by myself. At that point I was doing it while I was peeing & I think I was measuring as well. Kind of gross, but in the past. Take your time, and personally, I think it's rude for them to say you should be doing it yourself. If you're not ready, or not getting up on your own easily, they should be doing it for you. Are you able to get out of bed by yourself?
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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/12/2018 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
NSSG. Getting out of bed NP. Seems like few people here are not on same page. Little frustrating

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/12/2018 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great. That, for me, was one of the hardest tasks to accomplish, just to get up on my own, without help or feeling too weak. Do you walk alone, or do they go with you? I don't think I walked alone until I was about to leave. At the end of my stay, I was well enough to wear my own clothes that I brought from home. Now you really just need to be able to pee. Have you eaten something solid? Are you feeling stronger? Next challenge, learning to use the ostomy bag. You can post over on the ostomy forum, lots of great posters there with tons of info smile
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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/12/2018 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes ate solids starting today. We're u an emergency patient? I can walk alone. I changed bag 3x today. Will have visiting nurse coming to my house

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   Posted 1/12/2018 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It’s normal after any major surgery. Don’t worrry it will happen.
Marianne- age 49
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC. Symptoms started shortly after I quit smoking
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine-Tried diets-nothing worked.
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs! Very happy j-poucher

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/13/2018 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
3timechamp said...
Yes ate solids starting today. We're u an emergency patient? I can walk alone. I changed bag 3x today. Will have visiting nurse coming to my house

hehe, no I wasn't emergency. I wasn't even on prednisone, but I was pretty weak from the massive flare up I was having for about 18 months. The hospital I was at had these socks that were either yellow or blue and if you had yellow socks you couldn't go out on your own. They were really strict about letting you get out of the yellow socks. if you were unstable at all, you were stuck with a monitor. It was probably for the best. I know it sounds crazy, but most of the time I had someone holding my hand throughout the whole thing. Mostly my boyfriend, but often him and a nurse. smilewinkgrin
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clo2014
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   Posted 1/13/2018 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG...

I wondered why they took my green and blue socks and gave me yellow! I hated those yellow socks...and they would follow me all over...and I kept trying to shoo them away...lol...
06/12-07/14 symptoms start, no diagnosis.12/14 diagnosed UC & diverticulitis. 01/15 hosp- fistulas, DX changed to Crohns, 02/15 developed new skin rashes, eye problems and painful joints 06/15 Hosp.2x again.. new specialist.Said was worse case he's seen. 7/16 hosp 5mm Stricture stricturplasty to 15 mm.09/16 colostomy. Meds: Remicade, methtrexate, prednison,folic acid, vit D, calcium, pro biotic,

clo2014
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   Posted 1/13/2018 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
3TC,

They gave me these little brown%orange pills they give people for urinary tract infections. It...along with warm water on my feet and hands did finally help me go. They had a specialist come up to see me and he said the meds had put my bladder to sleep and it could take a few days to wake up. Mine woke up about 3 days after surgery. We had to put the catheter in 3 different times after they took it out from surgery. I feel for you....

Hope you pee soon!

Clo

3timechamp
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   Posted 1/13/2018 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too. No pain meds since yesterday. Should be good

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   Posted 1/13/2018 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Too pee need to sit in a hot bathtub, if no tub then at least try a sitz bath with warm/hot water.
Ye old catheter is not my idea of fun.
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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/13/2018 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Peed fine this morning. I know everyone was concerned with my pee(lil joke). Love u all

hateuc
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   Posted 1/13/2018 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!! The things that make us happy smile
B
UC diagnosed in 2010 but had prob. in 2009
2 Lialda/day Rowasa nightly, periodic anucort supp, Cortifoam as needed(needed more than I would like)
VSL#3, slippery elm
Metamucil capsules
Trying Gluten free (why not!)

Serenity Now
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   Posted 1/14/2018 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL, yes we were all thinking about your pee. Now I can sleep tonight knowing the pee has exited your body.
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3timechamp
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   Posted 1/14/2018 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Serenity. As Hate said the things that make us happy
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