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If you didn’t wee for 24 hours, who would you call?

(16 Posts)
Caulkheadupnorf Mon 09-Oct-17 20:52:51

Ovarian surgery 10 days ago, and now haven’t peed since yesterday afternoon. Drinking normally.

Would you call the surgery ward, 111 or GP?

LapinR0se Mon 09-Oct-17 20:53:57

Surgery ward

JaneEyre70 Mon 09-Oct-17 20:55:01

Yes contact the ward you were on.

Piehunter Mon 09-Oct-17 20:55:18

Surgical ward although they may well advise a&e. Acute retention is a medical emergency, you need catgeterising urgently. If you go to a and e they will see you very quickly.

NotSureIfiAmWell Mon 09-Oct-17 20:56:14

How are you OP?

Caulkheadupnorf Mon 09-Oct-17 20:57:29

Ace, thanks.

I wasn’t sure if I was wasting their time and it was a GP thing - first time having surgery and so I’m not sure what is normal, and what to call about, esp as it’s over a week post surgery.

Out2pasture Mon 09-Oct-17 21:02:58

Agree with piehunter. a&e with urinary retention.

PollyPerky Mon 09-Oct-17 21:08:08

go to A&E you need a catheter

Caulkheadupnorf Mon 09-Oct-17 21:09:59

Thanks, I’ve just rung the ward I was on and they said someone will call me back to say if they want me to go there or the hospital with a&e. Thanks for the advice.

Piehunter Mon 09-Oct-17 21:15:54

You'll likely come home with a catheter in situ for a while as I'd imagine your bladder is hugely stretched if it's been that long. Make sure you are given a leg bag, straps for leg bag and enough night bags. I've always been sent home after a couple of hours but take stuff in case you're kept in. Hope you're sorted soon

NotSureIfiAmWell Tue 10-Oct-17 06:35:25

How are you OP?

user1485196412 Tue 10-Oct-17 06:36:39

How did it go?

Caulkheadupnorf Tue 10-Oct-17 08:33:40

Spent the night on the ward on a catheter and then waiting to see the doctor this morning, who will likely send me home when I can wee normally here. Thanks :£

ajandjjmum Tue 10-Oct-17 08:49:09

Hope you recover soon Caulkhead flowers

Melsop Tue 17-Oct-17 21:54:19

A&E job. It's quite common and they would not criticise you for going.

Ttbb Tue 17-Oct-17 21:54:43


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