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    Old 02-12-2019, 04:57 PM   #1
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    Feeling anxiety about using a catheter away from home

    I'm female and have had to catheter 4x/day since this past May for urinary retention. I'm ok doing this at home, but get anxious if I have to do this when I'm away from home. I'd appreciate any hints about doing this with less anxiety.

     
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    Old 09-01-2019, 06:47 AM   #2
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    Re: Feeling anxiety about using a catheter away from home

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    I'm female and have had to catheter 4x/day since this past May for urinary retention. I'm ok doing this at home, but get anxious if I have to do this when I'm away from home. I'd appreciate any hints about doing this with less anxiety.

    I am sorry i cannot answer your question, but I may need to self catheterize some day because of intermittent retention. I honestly don't know how anybody can self catheterize. I have been catheterized in the hospital. it took two people to find the urethra- use betadine to sterilize the area and then to actually catheterize. how do you manage to do it, i just don't think i can. it seems impossible to me.

     
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