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So, I just had Surgery last Monday 7/29/19. I had a hiatal hernia repair, removal of lap band and sleeve gastrectomy all at once. I went home Tuesday, vomited blood and foam all day but was much better Wednesday-Saturday.

Yesterday, was the worst! I could not urinate without my bladder convulsing or going into a spasm. It was so painful because since I was already constipated, the spasm cause my stool to force out as well leading into more pain. I know this is a lot of information but feel that it could be helpful to anyone who cannot urinate, and when they try have a spasm that forces the urine while in horrible pain. I went to the ER since my doctor’s office was closed.

Honestly, I thought it was only constipation and took a laxative, milk of magnesia, had an enema and a suppository but I still couldn’t urinate without the spasm. As soon as you get the following symptoms, try to call your doctor for help. I’m doing much better now but wanted to share in case anyone else may be going through this.

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It's possible that they put a urinary catheter in during your surgery. Post removal it is not uncommon for people to have spasms. Also, catheters are a perfect conduit for bacteria to enter your bladder so it's possible you have a UTI, which can also cause spasms. Definitely check in with your doctor!

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Do you know if you had a catheter? Those things are horrible after they come out. I had one in for something else, and I had bladder issues and pain when I peed. I also got an infection. I'm glad my doctor didn't put one in this time.

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From what I was told, there was no catheter and the urine tests showed no trace of an infection or UTI. The doctor did mention that this can be an effect of the Anesthesia, which to me seems strange since this was 6 days post surgery.

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