I Had a Catheter Put In Once

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 349 People

    Clearing A Blocked Catheter

     I've had a catheter installed now for almost two weeks following cystoscopy and removal of a tumor in my bladder. The first few days I was passing a lot of blood and quite a few clots without really any discomfort. I then started having pains that would feel like you really...
    skidmarks skidmarks
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Dec 17, 2009

    This Weekend

    well i have been doing intermittent self cathing since i was 12 or 13, but ended up in hospital on friday, and i have had a permanent one in all weeked, hopefully i will have it taken out tomorrow, but the main problem for me is i cant ********** with it in, its very frustrating...
    drippy72 drippy72
    41-45, M
    Jul 22, 2012
    alexander123321 alexander123321
    18-21, M
    Feb 28, 2016
    alexander123321 alexander123321
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    During miscarriage, not something I'd care to

    do again. My aunt actually worked for decades manufacturing them and making improvements.
    teadiva teadiva
    36-40, F
    Jan 14, 2016

    My Catheter Is Finally Out!

    This morning, a home nurse came round and she finally took my catheter out. I feel so much better now I can walk properly and bend over to pick things up without being in a lot of pain. I feel so free now, I have no idea why some people love them so much. Luckily, I can now...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering
    26-30, F
    Mar 8, 2012

    Had A Catheter Once. May Need One Again.

    Earlier this yeaar I was in the hospital with an urinary tract infection and they decided to put a catheter in to get a sample. They thought it was just going to be quicjk, in and out. However they discovered a stricture or partial blockage of the hole in the penis. They had to...
    charliew charliew
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 20, 2013

    I have what I believe to be overactive bladder,

    it is a new condition for me. I use the bathroom anywhere between 15-25 times per day. One day 2 months ago I had so much frequency I just felt Like I couldn't empty my bladder. I was constantly peeing. I made contact with the urologists office and I told them that the meds...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    This Just Happened to Me the Very First Time.

    While I was in the hospital slightly out of mind they wanted to pee I could not so they took the little rubber hose and commenced to slowly put it where no one has gone before, it was worse than buckin a bronco on the wild rodeo night.  When they finished they did not gently...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    9 Responses Sep 22, 2009

    I Am On A Catheter Program

    I have a chronic urethra strictures disease. I happen when I was a kid. I got a hold of some candy mixture and it caused some blood poisoning. At age 2 I had my first catheter. When I was dilated twice, in my middle school years. The experience was awful. Having people...
    kcthinker kcthinker
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 2, 2012

    I had to be catheterized twice on the same day.

    First one went in with no problem at all and it was only a bit discomforting. Second one I pulled a lot of muscles in my body. I was screaming and swearing and crying. The nurse was needing a doctor urgently. They hospital didn't even scan my bladder I had to pee so badly...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014


    each time i need to pee i have to put a catheter in myself, then take it out when im done
    drippy72 drippy72
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    Drug Test

    I had a catheter put in because I was being tested for drugs. It was my first psychiatric hospitalization and they wanted to make sure I hadn't overdosed any medication to kill myself. I told them I hadn't, but they couldn't take my word for it and had to do a UA anyway. My...
    Shonnie Shonnie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2011

    Long Time User

    ive been using catheters for 0ver 25 years but not the permanent type, i put it in when i need to go then pull it out and throw it away
    deleted deleted
    Mar 25, 2012

    Catheter Blues

    Yeah, i went in for an emergency surgery about 5 years ago (my gall bladder had ruptured inside of me, very painful and just about died). Well after i came out of surgery, I had to have a catheter put in. It was quite humbling, expecially since my sister was in the room wiht me...
    mrvico mrvico
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2009
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    Catheters Are Best

    I have been incontinent for over ten years I use nappies most of the time but when I don't have a nappy on I put an indwelling foley catheter in I use a 20 fr with a 20cc baloon. My doctor gives me the presciptions for my catheters but to be honest I am starting to wear the...
    Stevej2582 Stevej2582
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2012

    I have one put in somewhat regularly due to

    having an issue with not emptying properly and a narrow urethra. I'm more used to it now, but it doesn't mean it doesn't usually feel uncomfortable. -_-
    QUINN220 QUINN220
    26-30, M
    Nov 25, 2015

    I Am Currently Catheterised..

    Last night I got rushed into hospital because I had urinary retention which caused immense pain in my bladder. They've put a catheter in which I have to keep in for two weeks. Luckily, instead of having a urine bag, they have just fitted a valve so it is like having an artificial...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    Knee Surgery

    I had knee surgery a couple years ago. When I woke up in my room I found that I had been catheterized. Soon a nurse came in to check on me. I asked why I had it in me? She explained that I had a far more extensive than expected and I would not be mobile for a few days :( The...
    cercisflower cercisflower
    41-45, F
    10 Responses May 15, 2011

    Moje Pierwsze Doświadczeniaz Cewnikiem Foleya...

    Witam wszystkich. Mam na imię Wojtek i mieszkam w Polsce. Od pewnego czasu zaczął mnie interesować temat cewnikowania, od razu napiszę, że nigdy wcześniej nie miałem okazji przekonać sie na swojej osobie co to znaczy cewnikowanie. Początki mojej fascynacji cewnikiem...
    bobik4 bobik4
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

    I Was Cathetered Once In The Er.

    I was out of it when they put it in. It hurt a little removing it. It burned to pee a few times after that. Not a bad experience. I want to try it again, just away from the hospital.
    JKstrapped JKstrapped
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    Hi, I am suffering from urine retention,

    and this has caused a few infections, I have now been self catheterising for about a month, when I was first told that this was needed I was horrified but it had to be done. For the first time I was shown how to do it by a nurse and to be honest it was not to bad at all, now...
    patashley112 patashley112
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015
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