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Hi.I had an Inguinal hernia repair yesterday and overnight

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Hi.I had an Inguinal hernia repair yesterday and overnight have suffered urinary incontinence. Is this usual and how long should I expect this to continue?
Thanks BP
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any pain or burning when you pass urine?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any other medical problems?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

Slight problem passing urine but improving but no pain.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Urinary incontinence is something that should not happen after an inguinal repair.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should have this looked at as soon as possible.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

Yes! this incontinence has only occurred overnight, seems OK otherwise,SO FAR.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you feel the urge to urinate or does the urine pass without your knowledge?

Customer:

Without my knowledge,while asleep.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Ok. I think that you should be seen for this. I would like to rule out a urine infection that can be causing this among other causes.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you following me?

Customer:

Is an infection likely so soon after my op?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes its one possibility. Another possibility is a side effect of anaesthesia in which case it should improve with time but again I would like that you should be seen to make sure everything is okay.

Customer:

OK many thanks!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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