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Hi all, I was just after some advice. I'm a 20 year old female, After having a catheter since March I went to see the consultant today. I was really hoping to get rid of it altogether but that didn't work! I failed a trail without so the Doctor recommended self catheterisation.
So today the nurse taught me to do it myself and I got it pretty much first time! The relief was great! But since I've been home I've felt the urge to go to the toilet most of the time ( but can't myself) so I've used the catheter. I'm having really bad pain when trying to insert it and when I try and take it out. I have blood on the end of the catheter and when I wipe. The first time I tried myself out with the hospital I really struggled to get it in but was in the right bit? Should it hurt this much? This is my first time doing it so not sure if there is usually pain?
Sorry for the long message but just want a bit of reassurance.
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