Comparing clean intermittent catheterisation and transurethral indwelling catheterisation for incomplete voiding after vaginal prolapse surgery: a multicentre randomised trial
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Incomplete emptying of the bladder is one of the most common unwanted side effects of vaginal prolapse surgery. The incidence varies widely between studies because of differences in definition, but has been shown to vary from 1.4 to as high as 40%.When the problem is unrecognised or left untreated, bladder overdistension can occur, which can have negative effects on bladder function in the long term. Although the inability to adequately empty the bladder is generally short lasting, there is a huge variation in the management of this complication, and many physicians still tend to initially catheterise for several days.