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Comment from: gt man, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 21

I had my prostate removed robotically Valentine's day. I have a Foley catheter and am having a little urine leakage from the penis around the tubing, especially when I strain from having a bowel movement.

Comment from: madmax, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 08

I had a prostate biopsy and four hours later I couldn't urinate. The RN inserted a Foley which I will have for five days. I was prescribed Flomax and Cipro. The Foley will be removed and my ability to urinate will be assessed. Wish me luck!

Comment from: Annette, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 27
Comment from: MG5grand, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

Had ovaries removed; doctor cut bladder during surgery; have to wear catheter for 14 days; presently on my third day---wondering if the catheter will ever stop hurting; if I bump the bag, I feel pain in my bladder area; have pains when I sit in a chair also where catheter enters; This hurts worse than the surgery incision area. Also, I have been having bladder spasms.

Comment from: brcalvr, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 05

I started using a Foley catheter after developing a neurogenic bladder. It has been almost two years now and I have been able to live a more or less normal life. Without it I would be continuously wetting my pants. It has been a lifesaver for me.

Comment from: joanie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

I had an ovary removed, and multiple adhesions from endometriosis. The Foley catheter will be in for another six days, or 10 days total giving the stitches time to heal. The bag may be a drag, but thankfully I didn't have cancer.

Comment from: linuxfanatik, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I had retention of Urine. Catheterization was done in my local hospital as I had not urinated in two days - which was dangerous and beginning to affect my kidneys. There is some discomfort (from the insertion of the Catheter and hopefully this will settle down) and I hope this will pass. In the short term, I will be on this catheter for at least two weeks - possibly longer, the pack they sent me through the post was for three weeks supply. I have benign hyperplasia of the prostate and I am sixty-nine.

Comment from: 55-64 (Patient) Published: June 13

I had a triple bypass. I had trouble urinating after it was removed.

Comment from: Gary, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery. They put a Foley catheter in during the surgery and then took it out before I woke up. They said they had some trouble getting it in. After waking up I couldn't urinate so before they let me go they had to reinsert it .Had it taken out the next morning and was some trouble even taking out. Now if I have to urinate and need to go badly, it seems like then is when I feel some pain in my urethra.

Comment from: peachytoes, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 15

I had a full abdominal hysterectomy due to cancer. I was in the hospital for 4 days and was having problems that required that I spend another 3 weeks in rehab. I developed a urinary tract infection, and was put on antibiotics. I had the catheter in for 14 days. It was removed with no pain or problem and my bladder started working on its own almost immediately.

Comment from: anonymous, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 02

I suffer from a birth defect that has prevented me from emptying my bladder completely. This is caused by nerve damage according to my physician. Therefore, I have to use a catheter daily to prevent infection.

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