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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    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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      I will second the suggestion that you consider a condom catheter with a leg bag. I was highly incontinent until I had an artificial urinary sphincter implanted. After suffering with 8 to 10 Depend changes per day, I went to the condom catheter and bag and it was a big improvement for me. I used this bag, as it had better straps and a soft silicone tube you can cut to length with scissors.


      Product Hollister - Vented Urinary Drainage Leg Bag with Straps and Tube (Lever Style Valve)

      I changed the bags on a monthly basis. At night, I removed the bag and catheter, flushed the bag and hung it up. I used Depends as sleeping on my back allow me to get through the night with no change. Before putting on the condom, I used a skin prep.


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