Issues with catheter use

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harryetta33@hotmail.com
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by harryetta33@hotmail.com on Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:07 pm

Issues with catheter use

I suffer with spinal nerve damage and have to use intermittent catheterization but struggle with water infections and pain some of the time. I'm wondering if you can suggest anything I can do to ease this.

philip25
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by philip25 on Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:20 pm

Re: Issues with catheter use

I have self catheterised for a number of years and have experienced recurring UTI.I now take Nitrofurontine every night as a prolaxcis .This is prescribed by my GP.I also take half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a small amount of water twice daily.Touch wood I haven’t had aUTI for some time.
Could be worth a try.

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Mr Chris Harding
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by Mr Chris Harding on Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:52 am

Re: Issues with catheter use

The recently published ANTIC trial has shown that a daily preventative antibiotic can reduce UTIs by 50% in ISC patients - worth considering? See link below

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lani ... 2/fulltext
Mr Chris Harding
Consultant Urological Surgeon

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Prof Christopher Chapple
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by Prof Christopher Chapple on Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:25 pm

Re: Issues with catheter use

You need to seek advice from your specialist relating to this. Intermittent self-catheterisation is the most effective way of emptying the bladder if it is not emptying by itself on attempted voiding.
Prof Christopher Chapple
The Urology Foundation expert & Consultant Urological Surgeon

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