Catheter problem

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My catheter has started to leak from my urethra when I open the valve to drain it. Does anybody know what this means?

I called the hospital who said don't worry come in as planned tomorrow for the trial without catheter. But now I'm panicking in case it's not going to work.

thanks for any advice you may have.

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    It sounds to me as if it has moved and is no longer stable and not draining your bladder properly. When the valve is closed is there any leakage?
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      Hi Matron, no it only leaks when I open the valve. Does it matter if it's like this overnight? I read it could be a bladder spasm??

      I have another question you might know the answer to, when I empty with the valve sometimes it takes ages and ages to drain, does this mean my urine stream will be like this afterwards permanently or is it just due to having a catheter or a short term affect of the surgery?

      thanks for your help x

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      Please don't worry about the length of time it takes the catheter to drain. I think the catheter has moved and is no longer completely in place. There's no way the stream will be like that after the catheter has been removed. You'll be ok overnight so try not to worry x
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