Trouble Peeing: During the tubal reversal procedure a catheter is placed into your bladder to keep it empty and to keep you from urinating on yourself. This catheter is put into place after you are fully asleep and is removed before you wake up. On rare occasions the friction from removing the catheter can cause some spasms of the ureter (the tube you pee from) and make it hard for you to urinate. If this happens, don't panic as there are a few things you can do.
- Go sit on the toilet with the lights out.
- Run the water in the sink and relax.
- If the above doesn't work, trying pouring warm water over your thighs but avoid getting water on your incision.
- If the above doesn't work, trying sitting in a warm tub of water with the water level below the level of your incision. Relax and then try to void in the tub.
- If everything above fails then go to the Emergency Room immediately and they will catheterize you and allow your bladder to completely drain. In most all cases, this single catheterization is enough to completely rectify the situation. If not the Emergency Room doctor will know what to do.