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Supra pubic catheter problem

Postby Iammike1 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:06 pm

I had a supra pubic catheter ftitted about eight days ago. I have a continual problem that although I can see urine draining slowly into the day- and night - bags, I nevertheless have a strong feeling that I want to pee.

Is that normal shortly after having it fitted? I find it quite worrying in case it means that things aren't quite right.

I have some bruising below the fitted tube, which I'm told is normal, and which I know will gradually fade. Could that be a reason for feeling I need to 'go'?

I can't get a straight answer from my urologist on the matter. Hence i would be extremely grateful if anybody with experience could advise me a) if they have had a similar experience, which faded with time, or never.

With much thanks.
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Re: Supra pubic catheter problem

Postby talkhealth on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:52 am

Hi lammike1 and thanks for your post.

You may be interested to know that we are running a 50+ health clinic with a panel of medical experts starting next week, although the clinic is open now for you to post your questions. Not sure if you are over 50 and apologies if you are not, but could be worth dropping by to ask the question below.

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/on ... s_2013.php

Hope this helps.
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Re: Supra pubic catheter problem

Postby Mr Christopher Eden on Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:26 pm

Yes, it's normal to want to pee even if you have a catheter as the catheter stimulates the bladder giving you the same sensation as when urine in the bladder stimulates the bladder. The bruising isn't responsible for this.
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