Bladder Injury Following a Cesarean Section

Bladder Injury Following a Cesarean Section: An Overview

The ureters are the tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder. Injuries to the ureters and bladder injury following a cesarean section are rare. Possible injuries include:
  • Blockage
  • Perforation
  • Burn injuries.
These can be caused by the instruments used during a cesarean section. In most cases, these are repaired during surgery, and a bladder catheter may be needed for 7 to 10 days afterwards.
You may also be given antibiotics. At times, additional surgery is needed to place thin tubes, called stents, in the ureters. Sometimes, an injury may not appear at the time of the cesarean section, but may show up later. This may require another surgery to repair the damage.
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