Frequency of Cathetrization in the Management of Overt Postpartum Urinary Retention

Cathetrization in the Management of Overt Postpartum Urinary Retention


  • Sohail Hassan Department of Urology, University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore
  • Kiren Khursheed Malik Department of Gynae and Obs, King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  • Athar Hameed Sheikh Department of Urology, PGMI and Ameer u Din Medical College, Lahore
  • Adil Khursheed Department Urology, Abu Umara medical and Dental College, Lahore
  • Mohammad Iqbal Department of Urology, Central Park Medical College, Lahore
  • Noman Ali Ghazanfar Department of Urology, University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore



Postpartum urinary retention, PUR, Transurethral Catheterization, Overt PUR, Voiding disfunction


Urinary retention after postpartum can be defined as “inability of the patient to pass urine after six hours of postpartum. Objective: To determine the role of catheterization in patients with postpartum urinary retention. Methods: It was multicenter study. Patients from five different hospitals were included in the study. Duration of study was one and half years. Patients suffering from overt postpartum urinary retention who refused self intermittent catheterization were included in the study. Results: Total 68 patients were included in the study from five different teaching hospitals. In Social Security Teaching Hospital 13 patients, in Lady Wallingdon Hospital 32patients, in Lahore General Hospital 13, in Ali Fatima Teaching Hospital 12 and in Central Park Hospital 8 patients were reported. The age of these patients was from 18 to 29 years with a mean age of 21 years (+ 1.6). The duration of catheterization was from 3 to 18 days with mean days was 7 (+ 1.8). Conclusions: In overt type of postpartum urinary retention, early treatment results in saving patients to develop long term urinary complications.


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How to Cite

Hassan, S. ., Khursheed Malik, K. ., Hameed Sheikh, A. ., Khursheed, A. ., Iqbal, M. ., & Ali Ghazanfar, N. . (2022). Frequency of Cathetrization in the Management of Overt Postpartum Urinary Retention: Cathetrization in the Management of Overt Postpartum Urinary Retention. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(10), 19–22.



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