Quote from ccusherry
The CRNA I was with yesterday said that during the cysto and stent placement, the urologists at our hospital use a large amount of irrigation, more than she has seen used at other facilities. I do not have first hand experience with their pts post op nor have I ever had a cysto.
For the cysto, the irrigration is just done in the bladder and this is routine on all cysto patients and you do not see what you have described. It is going into the bladder and then going down the drain in the floor. You can run into problems, and not too often, when there is significant irrigation into the abdomen during belly surgery, but still not what you have described.
Sounds much more like a reaction to the contrast when they put the stent in. Even if they used 10 liters of fluid to irrigate the bladder with, it is like putting it into a balloon and letting it out, there is no other place for it to go........
When you start talking of issues with the heart that you are describing, that is not s/p from a cysto.........look at the meds that they received and the number one at the top of the list is the contrast. Reactions have been documented like this in the past, just do a search.