87yr old mum had shoulder replacement last week. Catheterised, didn't pu 12 hrs, now frequency & urgency, but no UTI. Any ideas?

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Oops didn't know I'd get more space! Ok had antibiotics in Hosp but for symptoms, all tests were ok. Could symptoms be due to mechanical irritation of urethra/ sphincter? So sad as her shoulder is great and proud neat mum is hating being wet. She's very impressed with gel pads though!

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My dad has issues like you describe every time he has a catheter. He usually spends some time unable to pee at all, then time unable to control peeing and constantly has accidents. So yes, catheters reek havoc on people this age
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Tansy56 Jul 23, 2018
My day has to self catheterise once a week following turp 6 years ago. He is scrupulously clean & has so far avoided problems. I wonder if your dad needs a narrower/better catheter? Is there anyone you can ask?
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Hope someone can answer this.
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Did you ask if your Mom should have shoulder surgery in a posting a couple of weeks ago? 
Yes, your Mom could be experiencing some incontinence because of irritation from the catheter while she was in the hospital for the surgery.  I think that over time, the incontinence will get better.  Some people react differently to having a catheter inserted into their bladder and incontinence afterwards is one of the "side effects".
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Tansy56 Jul 23, 2018
Thank you for that. Things are improving , during the day at least :)Happily her gp took this seriously & sent her for a bladder ultrasound, which indicated nothing horrible. It wasn't my earlier query about shoulder replacement but hers is doing well so far, early days of course!
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