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I had a TURP and bladder neck opening operation in March 2016. I currently have to drain my bladder once a day to drain the excess void of urine to help retrain the bladder muscles. All was fine self catherterising to begin with using a size 12 Coloplast straight tip catheter, a 14 was uncomfortable. However, lately it has become more and more difficult and very uncomfortable to get the catheter into the bladder to the point that I can only catherterise randomly, a bit hit and miss if it goes in or not. And I have tried just about every catheter and tip going. I spoke to my specialist nurse today who is going to arrange for a Cystoscopy to find out what's going on.
My concern about the Cystoscopy is not so much about the procedure but the discomfort/pain it will cause as it is inserted. If I am finding it uncomfortable inserting a size 12 catheter what's it going to be like having a Cystoscopy camera that is probably 3-4 time bigger (Ouch).
I've also had the local aneasethic gel before, and it stings like hell. Not sure which is worse!
Not looking forward to it, at all.
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