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    Fistula not closing after Cryotherapy surgery
    An_267564 posted:
    I had cryotherapy for a tumor of my prostate on May 10, 2016. I just had the supra public catheter removed this past Monday, May 23. I can urinate on my own, however, urine continues to flow out of the fistula from the abdomen to the bladder. The Doctor said it will close on its own and just keep the hole covered. Of course I need to keep drinking fluids which causes urine to constantly leak while just sitting. What can be expected and is this common? I have read that the bladder closes quickly. Please advise on any information anyone has had regarding this and doctor's opinions on comprehending what is going on. Please help. This is very nerve racking. Thank you.
    counterso responded:
    Hopefully you discussed this with your surgeon. This situation is too individually specific for the layperson answers on WebMD.

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