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 anxiety level was so high that I couldn't even go to the bathroom. I tried 3 times and then they decided to go with a catheter. I didn't hurt that much, but it is something I would prefer never to experience again.
Shonnie Shonnie
22-25, F
1 Response Apr 16, 2011

having a catheter placed is not usually painful for a woman. My sons both have catheters because of urinary retention when the catheter is placed it is very painful. their doc puts a new one in each week so they won't get an infection. sometimes they have the catheter for 2-6 weeks. ouch mom it hurts they tell me