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I have been using an intermittent catheter 4/5 times daily for the past 25 years without to much grief apart from the usual UTI's
In the past 6 months I have been unable to pee before I use the catheter as I normally would to clear the urethra of any bacteria. and when I pass my catheter it is somewhat difficult to get in and my urethra feels all spongy and I am having to put it in further before I can get it to flow. Throughout the day I am getting this strange feeling that I can only describe as fizzing in the urethra it is most uncomfortable and painful.
The reason I use the catheter is because I stopped getting messages from the brain that I needed to pee and consequently the bladder stretched to 4 times the normal size and as you are all probably aware it doesn't go back a bit like a balloon that has been blown up to many times. so I have a residual of sometimes up to 600ml
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