Trial of Void

After bladder surgery or continence surgery we need to make sure that the bladder is emptying correctly. Swelling, inflammation or local bleeding can stop the urethra from opening and the bladder will not be able to push the urine out. If the bladder remains too full for too long, the problem can become worse. To avoid this drama, you will have a Trial of Void.  

The nurses fills your bladder through the catheter with 300ml of sterile fluid. Then the catheter is removed and you will be asked to go and void (wee).  If you can’t wee or do not empty enough, the catheter is inserted and either: