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My husband had a second PVP prostate surgery yesterday, and

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My husband had a second PVP prostate surgery yesterday, and today has been experiencing painful bladder spasms. What pain medications can he take that will not affect his bladder's ability to void? Can he take Tylenol? (We know he should not take ibuprofen or any other NSAID, because of the risk of bleeding.)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 1 year ago.

Yes. He can take Tylenol. All medications that are designed to stop bladder spasms can affect his ability to void. This it's because the medication actually comes the bladder by slightly paralyzing it to stop the spasms. This can lead to difficulties with emptying the bladder. But not everyone will have problems emptying. I would recommend his doctor prescribe something like Detrol or Ditropan to help stop the spasms. Hope this helps.