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Could anyone who has been self-cathing for more than 5 years tell us if there have been any long-term consequences of daily CIC which worsen (or improve!) over time? For example, after 5 years or more does the urethra lose elasticity, or does the internal sphincter muscle weaken which leads to dripping problem?
I have been CICing for over 2 years now (4 times a day) and was hoping for some breakthrough technology to fix my BPH but I am starting to think that may not happen. So if I have to do CIC for the rest of my life I was wondering if things change at all after 5 years, say compared to how things are at 2 years?
I can live with CIC the way things are now, I just don't want things to get worse. One possibility is that the prostate keeps growing and makes it harder and harder to CIC as the years go on. Has this been a problem for anyone? Thanks.
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