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A permanent catheter? Need Urology Specialist and Advice

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  • Posted By: Dawn5513
  • April 4, 2008
  • 00:35 PM

My brother (57) had surgery where they rebuilt his stomach to lose weight. (not just the lap band). He weighed over 400lbs and the operation was a success. Now removal of excess skin has to be done. His first surgery for this (5 weeks ago) they removed the excess skin in arms and down his sides.

They sent him home but he could not urinate so was back that night to have a catheter inserted (a full 2 liters of urine was emptied out). A week later, they tried to remove it ...but he still could not urinate. He wore the catheter for 3 weeks. Finally he went to have it removed and he was told his bladder had permanently streched to large and he may have to wear a catheter for the rest of his life. I can't imagine this, there must be another option? Please help with your knowledge and ideas.

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