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pelviperineology. 2020; 39(3): 96-98 | DOI: 10.34057/PPj.2020.39.03.005

Medical approach to urinary retention after vaginal hysterectomy

İLKER GÜLBAŞARAN1, AYTEKİN TOKMAK2
1Salihli State Hospital, Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Manisa, Turkey, 2Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Ankara, Turkey

A 65 years old women presented with grade 3 descensus, grade 4 cystocele, grade 2 rectocele. The patient had no complaints of urinary incontinence. She underwent vaginal hysterectomy, colporrhaphy anterior, colporrhaphy posterior and sacrospinous fixation operations. On the postoperative first day, after removal of the catheter, the patient developed glob vesicale. The urinary retention was thought to be due to oedema secondary to surgical operation and urinary antiseptic and anti-inflammatory treatment was started. The catheter was removed 5 days later but re-inserted due to urinary retention. Alpha-adrenergic blocker (doxazosin) was added to the medical treatment. After 3 days, the catheter was removed, and spontaneous urination was observed and doxazosin treatment was stopped.


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GÜLBAŞARAN İ, TOKMAK A. Medical approach to urinary retention after vaginal hysterectomy. 2020; 39(3): 96-98

Corresponding Author: GÜLBAŞARAN İ.

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