if there is a fistula, the urine would run out continuously and never
to find out is to have an exam done.
may ask you to insert a tampon into the vagina, and then he or she
would fill your bladder with blue dye.
then usually have you walk around for 30 minutes and then remove the
is NOT blue, you don't have a fistula.
could then insert a catheter into the bladder through the urethra
to see if the blue dye drained out through the catheter.
not too unusual for someone with several children to have a tipped
urethra still works fine, just points downward or upward.
that you could try--insert a tampon, (when you are NOT having your
period) and then empty your bladder.
the string should be saturated. If the tampon is saturated too, there
is more of a problem.
of urinary incontinence is higher among women who have had cesarean
sections than among nulliparous women (women who has never given birth)
and is even higher among women who have had vaginal deliveries.
section offers little protection against incontinence after the postpartum
recovery period. Some women experience incontinence despite cesarean
your nerves, ligaments, and pelvic floor muscles work together to
support your bladder and keep the urethra closed so urine doesn't
or injury to these areas during pregnancy or childbirth can cause
them to stop working properly.
of developing a pelvic floor disorder may be less with a cesarean
delivery than with a vaginal delivery.
(including those due to surgery) are causes of disorders of nerves
to the pelvic floor.
possible for bowel injury after a c-section to occur; however, this
is typically rare
injuries to the ureter or bowel occur in approximately 0.1% of c-sections.
a cesarean section rather than a vaginal birth increases risk for
injuries from surgery: all women who have a cesarean have a wound;
a woman with a cesarean may also be injured from accidental cuts to
nearby organs such as the bladder or bowel or ureter (the tube that
carries urine from the kidney to the bladder), especially if the surgery
is done in haste.