The operation was 3 days ago no anaesthetic but the area was numb. Is this enough to cause incontinence lasting this long. Thank you
Incontinence is common after surgery for pertrochanteric fractures, as it can often cause direct surgical injury of the nerves.
Was she provided with a catheter, and when was this removed? Often, incontinence resolves itself in a matter of hours and the catheter is removed within 24 hours. However, it does affect everyone differently.
Did your Grandma have any existing bladder problems before surgery? The surgery can often worsen existing problems.
Definitely take your Grandma to a Doctor or specialist to ensure everything is healing as it should be.
I’m no medical expert but 3 days would be pretty quick for everything to get back to normal after surgery or medical procedure, particularly for an older person.
Incontinence can be a short or medium-term side effect of a number of things, even healthy young women sometimes end up in nappies for a number of weeks after giving birth, for example, according to some accounts I’ve seen.
Doctors are the best people to ask anyway, in terms of whether someone is recovering as expected.