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Incontinence following catheter removal

User
Posted 02 Feb 2019 at 11:46

Hi 


I had a radical prostatectomy just over two weeks ago and had my catheter removed 3 days ago. Since then I have leaked continuously during the day and cannot pee with any flow at all. However at night I have been leaking but getting up about 2/3 times and experiencing quite considerable flows - almost involuntarily although I can stop and start. I am wondering why there is no flow at all during the day but constant dribbling and why it is different at night.


Has anybody else experienced this? When should I expect to be able to pee under my own steam. I am doing pelvic floor exercises.


Regards


 


Mike

User
Posted 02 Feb 2019 at 11:46

Hi 


I had a radical prostatectomy just over two weeks ago and had my catheter removed 3 days ago. Since then I have leaked continuously during the day and cannot pee with any flow at all. However at night I have been leaking but getting up about 2/3 times and experiencing quite considerable flows - almost involuntarily although I can stop and start. I am wondering why there is no flow at all during the day but constant dribbling and why it is different at night.


Has anybody else experienced this? When should I expect to be able to pee under my own steam. I am doing pelvic floor exercises.


Regards


 


Mike

User
Posted 02 Feb 2019 at 13:39
"Gravity" is the simple answer for the difference between day and night, Mike. Things will improve over time, but it does take time. Keep on with the pelvic floor exercises.

Chris
User
Posted 02 Feb 2019 at 21:45

Hi Mike 


I had the same operation 2 months ago ,until beginning of December I had no idea about Prostate related problems ,still not much though ,but there are great guys here whom tirelessly spending their times on here to give us advises. I'm not one of them (They Are: Super woman Lynn,Bionic man Cheshire Chris, Bollinger,Amazon7,etc)


I cannot advise you the way they might do but let me say this Mike


Never given up of PFE public floor exercises one morning you will waking up and you will say ..OHHH I DID NOT GET UP LAST NIGHT/EARLY MORNING FOR BATHROOM DUTIES!!!


Just be patient mate.


GOOD luck 


Ps.I am caffein free.no tea.no coffee plus no alchol at all.

Edited by member 03 Feb 2019 at 07:39  | Reason: Correction

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User
Posted 02 Feb 2019 at 13:39
"Gravity" is the simple answer for the difference between day and night, Mike. Things will improve over time, but it does take time. Keep on with the pelvic floor exercises.

Chris
User
Posted 02 Feb 2019 at 21:45

Hi Mike 


I had the same operation 2 months ago ,until beginning of December I had no idea about Prostate related problems ,still not much though ,but there are great guys here whom tirelessly spending their times on here to give us advises. I'm not one of them (They Are: Super woman Lynn,Bionic man Cheshire Chris, Bollinger,Amazon7,etc)


I cannot advise you the way they might do but let me say this Mike


Never given up of PFE public floor exercises one morning you will waking up and you will say ..OHHH I DID NOT GET UP LAST NIGHT/EARLY MORNING FOR BATHROOM DUTIES!!!


Just be patient mate.


GOOD luck 


Ps.I am caffein free.no tea.no coffee plus no alchol at all.

Edited by member 03 Feb 2019 at 07:39  | Reason: Correction

User
Posted 03 Feb 2019 at 07:09
I had a similar experience, the lack of flow during the day is because it is leaking out without filling your bladder.

The fact you can stop and start the flow voluntarily when you do fill your bladder is a good sign. That is also exactly what you should feel you are doing if you are doing the pelvic floor exercises correctly. Don't forget to avoid caffeine and booze they will not help, but do drink lots of water.

 
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