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Introduction: Colporrhaphy is a common surgery in gynecology and urinary
retention is occasionally seen after this operation; so, bladder catheterization
sometimes becomes necessary.
However, this may cause infection with classic signs of urgency, dysuria and
frequency. Catheterization also causes destruction of bladder neck, If applied for a
long period. Therefore, the goal of the study was to evaluate the frequency of urinary
retention and urinary infection due to catheterization following anterior Colporrhaphy
Materials and Methods: The clinical trial study was done in Qhaem Hospital in
2001-2002. Premenopausal women entered this study. The patients were divided into
two groups, A (Control group) and B (study group). Urinoanalysis was done for all
patients before entrance to study.
In group A the patients were catheterized post operatively, and the catheter was
removed after 3 days with samples taken for urinoanalysis and urine culture. The
patients were controlled after the removal of catheter. In group B the patients were not
catheterized but were observed for urinary retention. Samples were taken for urine
analysis and urine culture after 48 hours. Individual characteristics collected in the
questionnaire were analyzed by the chi-square test and descriptive statistics.
Result: The study revealed that there is no significant difference between group A
and group B in urinary retention following anterior Colporrhaphy (P=0.3).
The study shows that in group A the frequency of urinary infection was 45%, but in
group B, it was 20%. Therefore, in this group urinary infection was reduced (P=0.08).
The days of hospitalization in group B were less than group A, as well (2 vs.3 days).
Conclusion: Avoiding of bladder catheterization after Colporrhaphy doesn’t cause
urinary retention and instead diminishes the risk of infection.