Incontinence or retention ?

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For months I had frequent urination and leaking.When I was in the hospital another reason a large amount of urine was removed by catheter. Since i have been doing regular CIC I do not have urgency or leaking. No more diapers!!!

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    Educate me. What's CIC ? I'm guessing catheter insertion something, but I don't know. Glad to hear this worked for you though.

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      It stands for "clean intermittent catheter." A small gauge (e.g. 14 Fr.) single use catheter is used to empty bladder completely, as needed.

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    Thank you for this post. Sounds like something I should ask my Renal doctor or urologist about. The leaky diapers and overloaded bed pads are getting old fast!

    I had a recent hospitalization for acute kidney failure due to retention. After about ten days with catheter kidneys have recovered but I've been left incontinent after removal of the catheter. Still suffering a degree of retention.

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