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I have never been catheterized. Recently, I've had a few episodes of not being able to urinate for up to ten minutes after waking up at night. I do have BPH and as a result of these episodes I am on Flomax and Avodart. Everything seems to be working okay and I haven't any repeat episodes for over ten days now.
In a month, I'm scheduled to take a cruise to Hawaii from the west coast. We will be at sea for five days. I'm worried about how I can be treated if I suffer urinary retention and need to be catheterized. My understanding is that the ship does have at least one doctor and several nurses. I would assume that they would have catheters as well.
Still, would it be a good idea for me to take some catheters with me just in case? As I said I've never been catheterized and obviously I don't know how to do it, but if for some reason the ship didn't have any catheters, I could provide them.
If this is a good idea can anyone suggest the type of catheter I might take with me. Nothing to thick.
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