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catheter removal

davem59
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Joined: Oct 2006

I had Laparoscopic Prostate surgery on 10-17-06 and had a catheter inserted during surgery. I've never had a catheter before during by other surgeries and wondered if there is any pain associated with the removal of the catheter.

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rogermoore
Posts: 265
Joined: Mar 2002

Dave,

When I had mine removed, there was maybe just a "tinge" of pain associated with the procedure. It was out before I knew it. SUCH a relief!!!

Nothing to worry about, believe me!

Roger

tpelle
Posts: 146
Joined: Aug 2003

daverm59: I concur with rogermoore. On the 23d day after surgery, the office nurse said to lie back on the table. Before I knew it the catheter was out and I don't remember feeling any pain. However, I did take a tranquilizer and a couple Tylenol immediately before the visit.

Photon
Posts: 57
Joined: Jul 2005

No problem with the catheter removal but take some pads just in case you have a continence problem. I did and didn't have any pads.
Best wishes Photon

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jvancik
Posts: 22
Joined: Jul 2004

Hi...I had the standard RRP...my experience was pretty much the same as the others have said ... the removal was over before I knew it ... and I didn't have any pain at all ... and it was sure good to be free of it ... I was prepared with pads but as it turned out I did not need them ... I was pretty much continent from the get go ... good luck,,,

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jd_smith58
Posts: 7
Joined: Feb 2006

My experience is about the same as everybody else, no pain, just relief. I had pads and needed them, I leaked a lot at first but was completely dry in 6 weeks. Good luck.

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