Getting the bladder back to normal after a catheter

Posted , 20 users are following.

How do you prepare the bladder for storing a average amount of urine after wearing a catheter for many weeks? At present I can only manage 1/3 to 1/2 the average. Not too good for traveling, going to theatre, shopping etc.

3 likes, 45 replies

Report / Delete

45 Replies

Next
  • Posted

    i have had a catheter in for a long time and i will have to have it for the rest of my life
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I am sorry that it is necessary. However, you may think my sympathy is a bit shallow if you have read my remarks expressing my delight with my catheter. I have it to avoid the agony of spasms in my bladder when trying and managing to pee and when at the stool. So not a common view point on the subject. 
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      i have got a neuro genic bladder so if i did not have a catheter i would just pee. i get spasms in my bladder but i am on a medication to control my spasms. when i get them if i did not have a catheter i would just go into retention
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Ah! thanks Daniel. Another piece of the puzzle in place. The radio therapist gave me pills and my GP added to them. They had very little effect and I was still in frequent agony. The catheter  was the only effective pain relief. No one had linked spasm to retention for me. 
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi george put in a search on google or what ever search engine you use .

    how to strenghen your bladder after removel of a catherter loads of information .

    good luck i have an over sensistive bladder due to my fibro it drives me mad and its esp bad when its cold .

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      You have my deapest sympathy. The degree of agony from a sensitive bladder is indescribable. Impossble to keep quiet. I upset the whole house with the noise I made. Unlike most pain I can remember this one - I thought that was impossible. Now I know it is.

      Thank you for your advice. I will try that.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      at the moment i dont get to much pain. discomfort some times but mines a symptom of my condition not a condition this maybe why 

      but  its a bloody nuisence if you want to go any where the amount of stops i have to make and night times can mean up 7 trips . iv reduced sugar and stopped caffine has helped  .a littleredface

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Daniel,

      I am new to this, just six weeks. In my area the fist change must be done by A&E. Given the crisis that seems daft. Anyway I had my firse change after a leak. District nurse is fiorbidden to do that one. Went to A&E as arranged by my GP. it seems to me I was a bad smell under their nose, just another time waster. They saw me in under an hour. Then little happended with long gaps between that little. By the time the nurse was getting her kit ready I was a gibbering mess and dancing like a four year old caught short. I was in desperate agony and distress. The floor was quite safe as I had been in retention for 4 1/2 hours. 

      Then oo    oo    oo  cough   and bliss . 

      Give me self catherisation or district nurse any time. The Middle Ages couldn't have done better if they wanted my PIN. I would have told A&E anything just to get the catheter.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      the very first time that i had a catheter is when i was five years old and the hospital trained me on how to do it. the district nurse should come out to change it if you have a leak. A&E said you were a time waster? when i have been in retention i was not able to pass urine for a long time until my bladder has relaxed. i was in agony and in a lot of stress as well
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      well i do not go to hospital any more because they are a waste of time and effort i just contact the district nurse. why don't you try and contact the district nurse instead of going to the hospital?
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      O yes, Daniel, definately the district nurse. It was just that the first change had to be at A&E. Crazy and very painful and distressing. Who makes these administrative decisions? Just crazy.
      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up