Is it possible to cause incontinence by misplacing catheter on someone?
While I was in labor, since I had an epidural, they placed a catheter on me. Later the doctor told me they had put the catheter on bad – where there was blood going through it. I ended up having complete incontinence for 2 weeks, where pee would just pour out of me when I stood up from bed or anything. I’m wondering if this could have been caused by the way they placed the catheter on me poorly. Thoughts?
It is possible, though a catheter wouldn’t "scrape" the urethra. Also, simply having a child can be a cause of temporary incontinence. You should look up "Kegel Exercises" to help strengthen the muscles that help control urination. You should also go and visit your GYN or a Urologist. You shouldn’t have to worry about wearing diapers forever, this should go away in time; but it is wise to consult the doctors who make the big bucks to ensure there is no structural damage (urethral strictures, nerve, or muscle damage).