Catheter pain question for men

Catheter pain question for men

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johnb3207
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Catheter pain question for men

Hello All.... not a pleasant question But would like to know
does it hurt when the they remove your Catheter for men
I am just wondering so I can tell them to remove it after surgery or not never had one

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John, I don't think it is a choice

It is just something they need to do. Removal is not painful according to hubby, just kind of uncomfortable and you probably will need it left in for at least two days. That was what transpired with him anyway.

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yes they do hurt

i am going to ask them to put mine in when i am under anesthetic and take it out with entonox!{gas and air} they can sting a bit and they leave your bladder ache for a bout a week and they can make you pass watery blood for a few days and they can get infected too ..so they are not a nice thing to have done ! ladies aren't too bad as there urethra {may have spelt that wrong}is a lot shorter than our .and tends not to be a big problem .{god help you if you have any piercing in that area!}
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yes they do hurt

i am going to ask them to put mine in when i am under anesthetic and take it out with entonox!{gas and air} they can sting a bit and they leave your bladder ache for a bout a week and they can make you pass watery blood for a few days and they can get infected too ..so they are not a nice thing to have done ! ladies aren't too bad as there urethra {may have spelt that wrong}is a lot shorter than our .and tends not to be a big problem .{god help you if you have any piercing in that area!}
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thanks Straker

Well def not any piercings ...well I am asking them to remove it while I am under after surgery is over The nurse told me I could ask for this put in during surgery and I hope they will remove it as well.. we will see

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VERY Painful

I had to were mine for 3-4 weeks after L5-S1 fusion because my kidney wouldnt wake up. In hospital after 3 days they took catheor out to see if kidney would void?? after 6 hours and a kidney that was about burst they put a in and out cathetor in me to release the void. Then they had to put another cathetor in, I cam hope from hospital with one.

Anyway after taking and putting one back in 4 times I should know it hurts!! I wouldnt wish that on my enemy! Advice do it while your out!

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They put it in after you are

They put it in after you are "under" and remove about 2 days later. I did not have any pain when they removed it, but it is a wierd sensation. No bloody discharge either. You just have to remember that you don't have it in anymore and you have to get up to pee now!! Smile

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Removal isnt too bad.Just take a deep breath when they pull it out...thats what the nurse told me to do anyway. Hard to, and pain while urinating after its removal, but thats normal.
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not so bad...

It didn't hurt at all when they removed my catheter. There were other things I would rather have been doing, but all in all not so bad....

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Catheter story

I’m a little late to this discussion, but want to share some advice. Normally they will insert the catheter when you are out cold. But do NOT under any circumstances tell them to remove it while you are still asleep. Been there and done that. When I had my neck surgery, I told the nurse to remove the catheter while I was still asleep so I wouldn’t feel anything. Next thing I know I’m being wheeled out of recovery and have to pee like a race horse.

Seeing as I was hooked up to IV’s as well as a host of electronics, they did not want me getting out of bed and I just couldn’t go in one of the bed pan/bottles that they give you. I don’t know if it was the side effects from the anesthesia or stage fright.

After about 5 hours of not being able to urinate I ended up having the catheter put back in while fully conscious, NOT FUN, for me or the nurse. But ohh what a relief after! Having it pulled out is not great, but it is nothing compared to the discomfort of not being able to urinate and especially having one put back in.

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Not a big deal...

The catheter is not a big deal. It's just men make a big deal out of it. We don't want someone putting tubes up there...

When you wake up from surgery and you can pee without having to get up. That is worth way more than a minute or two of discomfort when they remove it. You don't need to be doped up. I had it done for some test months before surgery. In the docs office. No pain meds. Yeah it is a funny kind of burning sensation. Might be some discomfort for a day from the tube being removed. You'll be doped up on pain killers for your back/neck surgery anyway. I noticed it for all of a few minutes post op when they removed it.

The other comments are horror story stuff. Just like the ones you read about messed up surgeries. They are not the rule, they are the exception.

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