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.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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