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My mom is 91 and her bladder is very stretched, she cannot

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My mom is 91 and her bladder is very stretched, she cannot urinate so has a Foley catheter for a few weeks. will her bladder shrink back down to normal size?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Not necessarily all the way.
If the stretching was due to blockage, it should mostly return to normal size.
You have to have her see a urologist to find out what caused this in the first place, however.
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