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    I’m finally getting my joint replacement surgery in a week or so. They use spinal anesthesia which I’m told is the safest and most common. I’m told I will be numb from the waist down. I wanted to know how this will affect my bladder and if there’s anything I need to do or can do to get through with the least amount of bladder irritation. My worst symptom is urethral spasms. The information doesn’t say anything about a catheter but I will ask tomorrow. Anyone have this done? Thanks for the help. I’m nervous enough about the knee surgery. I don’t need to pile on with bladder issues. 😕

  • #2
    I have had spinal anesthesia and no bladder problems with it. When I asked the anesthesiologist about effect on the bladder he said that my abdominal organs would be slowest to regain feeling.

    Donna
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    • #3
      I’m very happy to hear this. So glad you didn’t have any problems. Did they use a catheter? How long did the numbness last? How can you pee if you can’t feel anything? Sorry for all the questions.

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      • #4
        It's been a long time since I've had a spinal --- when I had them for knee surgeries (scheduled months apart), I remember no catheter --- I suspect the reason I recall there were no catheters was that I stood up too soon after the surgery and urinated on the floor --- I remember being embarrassed, but a couple of hours later when I got up to go home, I had regained bladder control and no more accidents. Your replacement surgery will be much more than my torn cartilage repair so I imagine you will be in bed longer than I was; I was in day surgery and went home the same evening both times.

        Good luck with your surgery. I know several people who have had successful replacements.

        Donna
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        Have you checked the ICN Shop?
        Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

        Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

        Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

        Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

        AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

        I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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        • #5
          Thanks Donna, I just had the pre surgery appointment and was told I would not have a catheter for surgery. YAY! I have to wear an adult brief just in case. Yep, I would definitely remember peeing on the floor. lol. I’m glad you gained control back. I know it’s going to be scary to not be able to feel anything below the waist. I need to get my head around that.

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          • #6
            For me, not being able to feel my bladder for a while was a huge relief. Try to relax and enjoy it.

            Warm hugs,
            Donna
            Stay safe


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            Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

            Have you checked the ICN Shop?
            Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

            Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

            Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

            Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

            AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

            I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
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