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UTI post laparoscopy?


Hi, just wondering if anyone else developed a UTI following their laparoscopy? My lap was last Monday and I've been having issues since then. I constantly feel like I need to wee and I'm getting a lot of pressure & burning. I've tried cystitis sachets but just been to the chemist who told ne I really need to see my GP for antibiotics. Easier said than done, I had no luck today when I tried!

I'm pretty sure it's because I had to have a catheter inserted and left in overnight as I went into urinary retention post surgery. Things are never simple, are they?

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Does yr gp not do emergency appointments, or phone consult ?

I just dropped a sample in for them to test when I thought I had UTI after bowel resection op .

in reply to Adrianna

Thanks. I'm waiting for the GP to ring me, probably later this afternoon. If she thinks it is an infection she can prescribe antiobiotics without me needing to be seen.

in reply to LSF1982

How did you get on? Hope yr feeling a bit better today

Thanks, now on my third day of antibiotics which have begun to kick in, such a relief!

I've now been on antibiotics for four days and apart from a slight improvement in the pain none of the other symptoms have improved. StIll constantly feel like I need to wee and when I do go it is still cloudy and smells awful. Have started to feel really sick as well. Looks like I'll be ringing the GP again on Monday.

Has anyone else had a similar problem post lap & catheter? I wouldn't have thought I'd have seen more improvement by now

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