Prostatitis, Prostate Cancer & Water retention

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Went to see another Uroligist yesterday in the hope of getting something sorted out to get rid of pain and aching in my bones etc. Before the consultation they had me empty my bladder and did a scan to show 430ml of water retained much to my surprise. During my consultation he said that in the last 12 months my Prostate had grown again since the TURP and he arranged for me to be taught how to do self catheterization which I agreed to as many of you have said how good it is to do. Also wants me to have a Urodynamics test. He managed to get me slotted in straight away to learn self catheterization and went to Urology Nurse Dept and was shown a video then tried putting catheter in which was extremely painful and had to do it very slowly. Nurse thought it was nearly there and then it would not move not matter how I tried.  Took it out and there was blood in the catheter and I was very sore. Nurse said could go no further so sent home.  Now got to wait for results of urine sample as have been on A/B's for over 2 years for urine infections. 

Any ideas for what is happening to me or anybody had the same, as reading the forum here it seemed that self catheterization was a good thing and possibly better than having other treatments, but now worried if water continues to build, as I am only able to pass small amounts of water.

David

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    When I was in the operating theatre to have a heart valve replaced they could not get a catheter in and had to use a suprapubic one. I had told them earlier in week that I had prostatitis and they said it was still safe to proceed with surgery. 
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    They mayu have used too big or a less than optimally sized catheter. Try a coude (bent tip) 14 and use lots of lube before you give up.
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    Hi David

    For me CIC is a good thing but it took a few weeks before I was able to regurally get it inserted onto the bladder. When I first started I was only successful maybe 1 out of 2 or 1 out of 3 times. 

    You did not memtion if they gave you catheters and what size and type that would be good information to know.  The gave me 16 FR at first and they were to big and I went down to 14 Fr. Also did they give you any medications. They gave me Finesteride and after 2 months I still can't say for sure if its doing anything. A little blood is normal but in my case it only lasted about a week.

    Good luck, for me it took weeks for CIC to become "easy" although even now there is a little discomfort when entering the bladder.

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    Hi All,  Thanks for the information, they have given me CR14 ones, but don't want me to use them until they have the results of A/B on Monday as also still got traces of Thrush.  Only problem is I can only get a very little water out when I got to the loo and it is smelling vile.  If it becomes too sore, I will risk trying again, and these ones are pre - lubricated so that should not be a problem although I am still sore from trying yesterday.

    David

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      I agree with Hank.  It's better when you do it yourself, because you can feel the catheter going in and if there is a little pain, you can stop, then proceed again.  When a nurse does it, they can't feel what you are feeling.  Before I started self-cathing, I didn't think I could do it.  Just the thought of putting something in my penis, made me nervous. Now, 114 days later and 179 times inserting the catheter, it's a breeze! Hope you will be able to do it yourself, by getting more practice.  Good luck!!!

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      The Nurse did not do it, she stood at the side of me giving advice,but at the end I kept hitting something that would not let me force the catheter through. She was more worried that I was risking passing infection up my bladder and told me to stop for both reasons. Hardly passed any water today, so may be forced to try again.

      David

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    My prostate didn't grow but did squeeze back down. Had it repeated to remove more tissue. Was way less this time so bleeding stopped after couple days. No passing chunks. All is fine now.

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    CIC becomes easy only after you learn how to do it. Many nurses do not know how to do it. It is also easier if you can do it yourself because you can feel it inside you, nurses can not.

    Try to learn as much as you can and go slowly and patienly. A good place to start is with some threads on this forum by jimjames about CIC topic. Good luck.

    Hank

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