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I have been using a catheter every 4 hours for the past 9…

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I have been using a catheter every 4 hours for the past 9 months. I am a male and 79 years old. Is there a chance for me to get back to normal urination. I there a treatment and or surgery to fix this?

Doctor's Assistant: Any pain or burning sensation while urinating? What color is your urine?

Most of the time it is clear or somewhat yellow. No pain

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I have no pain.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a car accident March 2016 and wear a defribilator

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Urology
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Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 5 months ago
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Hi, Dr. Mo here with JA. Please let me review the information and I'll reply shortly.

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Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 5 months ago

Was there damage to the spine that caused this bladder incontinence?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
not to my knowledge
Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 5 months ago

Did your urologist tell you why you weren't able to urinate normally? Was it a bladder issue perhaps?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, he did not say anything.
Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 5 months ago

Interesting.

Well, there are several ways to address this.

Generally, the first step is to figure out the cause which your urologist can do by doing nerve conduction studies, bladder studies, etc.

After figuring out the cause, if it's reversible then a surgery could be done.

If the urologist doesn't believe it's reversible then a valve can be surgically implanted which you can operate to empty the bladder so that you no longer have to catheterize yourself.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you for your response. Can you suggest a Urology surgeon in let's say Jacksonville Florida who can determine this and if needed can perform the surgery
Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 5 months ago
Unfortunately I am not too familiar with the urologists there. However the best way to find the right person for this would be to ask the local primary care doctors and see who they think would be most ideal for a consult to reverse this issue. Your insurance company sometimes will have great referrals as well.
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you Doctor Mo for you clarifications.
Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 5 months ago

You are welcome.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

Dr. Mo

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Urologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

Please click on the rating button when ready.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.
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