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Old 10-12-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Problems with urination 10 days after colon resection

My husband had colon resection for colon cancer 10 days ago. Had problems when catheter came out and it had to be reinserted for 24 hours. Was released from the hospital five days ago and again having problems with urination. They have prescribed flomax for the issue. He is having to try to urinate no less than 30 times a day. Has anyone had this problem ? The physicians seem to think that this is a product of the surgery.

 
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Re: Problems with urination 10 days after colon resection

I think this is quite common. A friend of ours recently had colon surgery and had exactly the same problem as your husband. Although his catheter is now out, he is still on Flomax. My husband had a more severe problem six years ago as his prostate was very large and the surgery just made it necessary to have a catheter in until such time as he could have surgery (TURP) on the prostate.

Don't forget, it takes awhile for the other organs in that area to get back to normal as they have all been "upset" by the surgery. I hope your husband continues to recover well.

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Old 10-14-2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: Problems with urination 10 days after colon resection

Thank you so much. This is very reassuring. We spent yesterday morning in ther ER having the catheter reinserted. Hopefully, since today will be his 4th day on Flomax, they can take it out tomorrow.

 
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