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Prostate Cancer

Post-Surgery and Proper Urination

08/21/2003

Question:

I had a proststectomy about 4 weeks ago and still having problems urinating and I still have a bag for my bladder, which does not work properly.

Answer:

At times the bladder may require some decompression with a catheter post-operatively. With time (can be 2-3 months) function usually returns. I suggest you discuss this with your urologist.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University