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learning how to CISC this week help!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 1, 2009
  • 09:18 AM

I am a female who has been in sudden acute urine retention for a number of weeks. at the moment I have an indewelling catheter which i am finding hard to cope with due to discomfort and pain mostly (embarrassment is the last thing on my mind right now) I've also had two UTIs while it has been in situ, more pain. So now after urodynamics tests the urologists has informed me, I am to be taught how to self catheterize. only problem is nurse who came to teach me didn't seem to have a clue about the catheters she had and constantly kept referring to the hand book. Any way she went away telling me I should get to know myself with a hand mirror and would be back next week to remove my indwelling catheter and leave me to do things on my own. Well I am really scared I have so little imformation' will it hurt? what happens if i cant do it? the thought of going through the pain involved with urine retention is unbearable. If I can do it will I be likely to get more UTIs? Please if anyone can I really do need help I haven't slept for nights.

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  • I had to start self-cathing due to atonic bladder and incomplete bladder emptying. I didn't have to go what you've gone through with the indwelling catheter and I'm sorry you have had to have one. That's too bad you got an inexperienced nurse too. Maybe you could ask for a different one?I was very resistant to self-cathing and scared it would cause more infections (I've had urethritis). It was sort of hard at first and I did get some blood on the catheter the first few times. I had to do it twice a day for 2 months and now do it just once a day. Be sure to get enough lubricant on the catheter because otherwise it is more uncomfortable. Sometimes I have discomfort with self-cathing and afterwards, but other times it is fine and not at all painful. I took antibiotics once/day for 3 months and now am just taking them once/day one week per month. I take a cranberry supplement recommended by my urologist -- he said to be sure to get one without cellulose. Anyway, I hope you are doing ok with the self-cathing.I am a female who has been in sudden acute urine retention for a number of weeks. at the moment I have an indewelling catheter which i am finding hard to cope with due to discomfort and pain mostly (embarrassment is the last thing on my mind right now) I've also had two UTIs while it has been in situ, more pain. So now after urodynamics tests the urologists has informed me, I am to be taught how to self catheterize. only problem is nurse who came to teach me didn't seem to have a clue about the catheters she had and constantly kept referring to the hand book. Any way she went away telling me I should get to know myself with a hand mirror and would be back next week to remove my indwelling catheter and leave me to do things on my own. Well I am really scared I have so little imformation' will it hurt? what happens if i cant do it? the thought of going through the pain involved with urine retention is unbearable. If I can do it will I be likely to get more UTIs? Please if anyone can I really do need help I haven't slept for nights.
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    • December 27, 2009
    • 06:09 PM
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