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by philip25
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: catheters
Topic: Issues with catheter use
Replies: 3
Views: 332

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...
by philip25
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: cystitis & UTI's
Topic: Recurrent UTI
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Recurrent UTI

Due to retention i self catheterise 8 times a day.I have self cathed for 12 years .During the last 18 months i have suffered recurrent uti,s. I have been prescribed daily 50 mg of Nitrofurantine.The drug has decreased the effects of uti but i am getting recurring symptoms on a fairly regular basis. ...
by philip25
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: general bladder discussions
Topic: Cefalexin
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Cefalexin

i self catheterise and I was put on 500 mgs of Cefalexin a day by my gp because of "trauma"in my bladder due to cathing. My new gp has suggested it is better to end this process due to long term problems with the drug in my body. Would it cause the same problem if I reduced dosage to perhaps once or...
by philip25
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: general bladder discussions
Topic: ReCurring UTIs,
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Re: ReCurring UTIs,

I have been self cathing for 12 years.A couple of years ago I started getting UTI type symptoms on a regular basis.When the dip test was done by my GP no infection showing.He tells me it is due to "trauma" in the neck of the bladder.Started taking Cefalexin antibiotic 500 mugs a day ongoing for seve...
by philip25
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: bladder problems
Topic: Intermittent self catheterisation
Replies: 4
Views: 6820

Re: Intermittent self catheterisation

Thank you for the replies I have received.In answer to why I self catheterise ,it was found that I was retaining urine (500ml)in my bladder.Which was in turn causing cystitis. This was finally discovered after uro-dynamics and the consultant said that the nerves at the neck of the my bladder were no...
by philip25
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: bladder problems
Topic: Intermittent self catheterisation
Replies: 4
Views: 6820

Intermittent self catheterisation

I have been self cathing for 11 years.A couple of years ago I started to get symptoms of UTI on a regular basis.No infections were shown in "dip test" taken on several occasions by my GP.The explanation I was given was that it was trauma in my bladder.I now take 500 mg of cephalexin daily.Can you su...
by philip25
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: general bladder discussions
Topic: Undiagnosed bladder problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: Undiagnosed bladder problem

Intermittent self catherterisation is the process of passing a catheter into the bladder to drain any retained urine.This was the outcome of my uro dynamics test.I have been self cathing now for 11 years.I have learned to live with the process and it has become part of my life. If you Google self ca...
by philip25
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: general bladder discussions
Topic: Undiagnosed bladder problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: Undiagnosed bladder problem

I suffer from urine retention and my symptoms sound very similar to yours.I have been self catheterising for a number of years now and this procedure helps manage the problem.My diagnosis was made 18 months after my first consultation by the use of a urodynamics procedure.
I hope this helps. :)
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