Had vaginoplasty & went home with catheter. Had serious problem. Is it normal to have a catheter after a vaginaplasty? (Photos)
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Catheter is necessary following an outpatient Vaginoplasty
Blood clots in urine after bladder catheterization at vaginoplasty
Bladder catheters are routinely used after any vaginal operations in which there is a concern that you might not be able to urinate immediately after surgery. Not being able to urinate (complete urinary retention) is a medical emergency. I use catheters routinely after vaginoplasty. If the catheter was too large for you or inserted forcefully, you might see blood in the urine bag or in the toilet after it is removed.
Normal No, Probably OK yes
Thank you for sharing. Did you have any bladder work done?I have been doing Vaginoplasties for nearly a decade and have never had to catherize someone post vaginoplasty unless bladder work was performed at the same time and even then rare at best.I would certainly make your physician aware of the situation and get evaluated.
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