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Urine Retention: Tight Pelvic Floor Muscles & Stretches

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@paul55

Happy to comment, Colleen. I have not had a big issue since having HoLEP surgery, but am trying to do kegel exercises to strengthen those muscles. But I wondered about Emit's comment about prostrate surgery not justified. If he is having to use a catheter to urinate, normally that would mean doing so 4-5 times a day to avoid heavy urine retention and so avoid the urine backing up Into his kidneys. For me this meant prostrate surgery of some kind was deemed a medical necessity and so was covered by insurance. Prostrate surgery, including HoLEP, may seem scary, but it a lot better than kidney disease. Emit, I would encourage you to look into that possibility, although I only know about my own experience.

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Yes, catheter 4-5 times a day, and kidney reflux is the big risk. Prostate surgery/TURP was assumed but deemed unnecessary after various imaging and tests done that indicated more bladder muscle weakness than prostate blockage. I'm fortunate I don't have cancer, but without a clear prostate cause I'm sort of stuck without a surgical solution and relying on restoring some bladder muscle function over time. I'm also still trying to find the right doc for a second opinion on what other options may exist.

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