burning in the urethra

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HI

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

L x

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    Hi Linda,

    Like you, I also have to self catheterise 6/7 times per day.  My bladder is the same as yours Atonic. I haven’t met anyone else with the same problem as myself before so was quite intrigued when I saw your post. I now have an embedded infection and have to take massive doses of 2 different antibiotics to stay alive. When the antibiotics stop working, that’s it for me. Quite depressing really. Although I take each day at a time and try to stay positive. I too can get burning in my urethra and sometimes it can be yeast causing it. Are you taking full course of antibiotics?

    Sam x

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      Hi Sam,

      I am so sorry to hear of your plight, it must be hard to keep cheerful.

      Like you antibiotics over the years have become a way of life, I suppose after so many years of passing a catheter it is inevitable that the trauma to the urethra it would give up the ghost one day, some years ago they offered me a super pubic catheter but so far I have refused.

      I have also never met anyone before with same problem, so am glad I have found you, if you just want to chat and get things off your chest anytime I am happy to listen.

      Linda x

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      Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much for your kind message. It does help to find someone that you can relate to. It’s such a shame that we find ourselves in this awful situation. I take it that you are in the UK like me. If it’s ok with you I can private message you. Please let me know if that’s ok. Thank you so much Linda. 

      Kindest regards,

      Sam x

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