Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Injury of the Bladder Treatment

The treatment for a bladder injury depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment for a bladder injury usually includes the placement of a urinary catheter, pain medications, and intravenous (IV) fluids. In some cases, surgery will be required to repair the bladder. Antibiotics may be given to prevent bladder infection.

Treatment for a bladder injury may include:

Injury of the Bladder Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a bladder injury.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this injury again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Injury of the Bladder Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a bladder injury:

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Last Updated: May 11, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Injury of the Bladder References
  1. Hsieh CH, Chen RJ, Fang JF, et al. Diagnosis and management of bladder injury by trauma surgeons. Am J Surg. 2002 Aug;184(2):143-7. [12169358]
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  3. Ostrzenski A, Ostrzenska KM. Bladder injury during laparoscopic surgery. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 1998 Mar;53(3):175-80. [9513988]
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