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Comment from: martin, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 22

I had gone to see a urologist for bladder retention. He inserted (painfully) a Foley catheter. I later had horrible spasms and bleeding. After a week, I had it removed. My bladder failed, and I ended up going to emergency room and ended up in hospital for two days.

Comment from: Rick F, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 29

I had a Foley catheter for 13 hours after developing acute urinary retention. Anesthesia sickness following an inguinal hernia procedure. After it was removed, I was given six hours to urinate on my own, and have a clear bladder scan, or it was going back in for a week. With this ultimatum, I drank all I could, and passed that test after 5 hours.

Comment from: fred, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 21

I had a bladder cancer growth removed and scraping age 85.

Comment from: John316, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

I have had erectile dysfunction since I had a Foley catheter during a heart attack in 2007. I was 49 and my wife and I enjoyed sex at least three to four times a week before the heart attack. When the nurse inserted it she forced it through prostate, and instantly I had severe bladder spasms that were so painful I thought I would pass out. Then when removal took place the same nurse did NOT deflate the catheter but just yanked it out. I had some bleeding but continued pain. Now in 2012 I cannot urinate without bladder spasms. And I have erectile dysfunction.

Comment from: George, 65-74 Male Published: February 22

I had a cardiac ablation. Since it was a long procedure, they inserted a Foley catheter. After about eight to nine hours it was removed. It hurt during removal. About four hours later I started to pass a lot of blood from my penis for four hours plus. It has been four days now and I am still passing blood daily. When I urinate it burns and it is extremely painful and I have spasms in my urethra.

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.

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