Non stop UTIS since isc

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aistalgal
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by aistalgal on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Non stop UTIS since isc

Hi my hubbie who is 45 has been advised to self Catherise given his bladder rentention issues. He started about a month ago and is managing the technique ok 4 times a day. However apart from the first few days he has had a Uti ever since. Pattern is as soon as antibiotic finishes uti comes back. He is drinking liquids and taking d mannoise.

Is this normal ?? Consultant says Uti rate is variable which isn’t very helpful. Is this just teething issues or are we looking at this as our new norm - I am worried about my hubbies mental health , it is getting him down and he doesn’t see how he can cope with both catherisation and non stop utis

Any help at all ? Please

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Julie Jenks
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by Julie Jenks on Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:56 pm

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Thanks for your post Aistalgal. Your husband is very lucky to have you taking such care of him and his mental health. It can be very trying starting self catheterisation, especially for men inserting catheters into their penis. It’s not easy.
That said he does seem to be having more issues than one would expect. Are you sure the antibiotic he’s having is the correct one based on his urine culture from the laboratory. This is important.
If he is, have you tried different catheters? There are so many choices he should try one that he can use easily which inserts with a ‘no touch’ technique. Do you have a good continence advisor? s/he will be able to offer you a good selection, ask if they havent already.
All the things I’m sure your husband is doing but clean hands before he starts, not touching the catheter even when he’s advancing it into the penis and making sure the bladder is empty before he removes the catheter. Drinking 1.5-2L day.
I hope these things help, but don’t suffer in silence, get back to the GP for more supper it if you need it.
Best wishes
Julie Jenks
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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:54 pm

Re: Non stop UTIS since isc

The key issue here is whether there is an alternative to intermittent catheters.
Why is he retaining urine?

Is this just a temporary thing prior to a TURP/ Bladder Neck Incision operation or is there a neurological component?
If the former he would be better off just getting on with it.
ISC can often start with a flurry of infections which will usually settle down.
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
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