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I imagine that you are talking about a foley catheter, correct?
I am not sure. Is it the type of catheter used when someone is having a long surgery?
have you seen a urologist?
Yes, thus the interstim device
did they scope your urethra and bladder to see if there any scarring?
I don't know. It was not mentioned
well, if there is something to repair, then you need a cystoscopy- and they need to sedate you and scope your bladder and urethra to see if there is any scarring from the catheter
it is done as an outpatient- you would rememeber it
I do not believe I had it done
Is it covered by insurance?
well, I would suggest that you talk to your urologist about this
yes it would be, particularly since the problem started in the hospital
but incontinence and ongoing pain after a foley place should be checked out visually to see if there is anything to fix
there may not be, just to manage your expectations, so you may end up just using the interstim device, but at least you will know
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX where the surgery occured was in California. I now live in Pennsylvania.
I would get your medical records and then see your urologist in PA
Thank you again