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I've been self-catheterizing since January. I'm in my eighties, and my urologist recommended TURP, but I chose to go with CIC, which is working to my satisfaction--it's easy, no UTI-problems, and takes only 3-4 minutes.
I can still urinate normally, and catheterize only to drain the residual trapped by a lobe of my prostate which keeps my bladder from completely emptying.
My total volume for the day averages about 2,500-3,000cc, and the total volume from catheterizing averages about 600-700cc.
My question is, should I catheterize after every urination, or would 3-4 times a day be sufficient? I'm thinking that when I get up in the morning, before going to bed (so I don't have to get up during the night), and maybe two more times during the day might be enough.
I travel a good bit, and catheterizing while on the road is quite an inconvenience.
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