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I had a TURP on Feb. 21. I went back on Feb. 28 expecting to have the catheter removed. However, afterwards I had to prove that I could empty my bladder. I failed miserably and the doctor put in a new, smaller catheter. Apparently taking Hydrocodone and bladder spasm medication messes with the bladdres' ability to function correctly. 13 days of bonding with a catheter has been really really terrible. I am supposed to go back tomorrow to try again. I've taken nothing for pain or bladder spasms since the 28th except 400 mg of Ibuprofen last Friday. I am very scared that I am going to fail this voiding test too and be stuck with catheterizing myself everyday or something horrible like that. Have any of you had to be re-catheterized briefly? Were you able then to prove you could empty your bladder? I'm freaking out. Thanks.
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