damaged urethra

shobo
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damaged urethra

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 1:22pm

Hi
This hurts to explain but physically hurt a lot more.
Day 3 of 10 day LEJOG, got a saddle sore from rogue shorts. I got an infection by day 6 and flu-like symptoms, I think due to the saddle sore.
The sore didn't get worse, but stayed painful, and I compensated by wearing 2 pairs of shorts and moving my bum forward on the saddle. Grave mistake !!
Day 6 I got the foul symptoms mentioned above, which caused me to drop out, and at the same time had difficulty passing water. One day later, medical emergency, I could pass no water, had catheter fitted. This is not something I would wish on my worst enemy. Entirely debilitating - in spite of what the nurse said.
I got them to remove it after 6 days, on the basis I had no underlying illness, just bruising of the urethra.
There is no alternative to having a catheter fitted if you cant wee, but the catheter itself can cause damage to the urethra.
I am in the process of recovering I hope from that damage, weeing is painful, it may or may not improve, and the thought of the implications if it doesn't improve - don't go there !
Anyone out there with experience / knowledge of this ?

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby Mike Sales » 11 Aug 2019, 1:36pm

shobo wrote:Anyone out there with experience / knowledge of this ?


I ruptured my urethra in an accident, amongst other injuries.
I was catheterised, and bedbound for other reasons. The full story is longer, and perhaps not relevant
At one point the catheter blocked, and the pain of a full bladder that I could not empty was acute.
Since then my bladder capacity has been lessened, and the strength of the stream diminished. The urethra has had to be dilated several times, which is an operation needing anaesthetic.

I have had no problems with cycling though.

It sounds as if the cause of your problem is very different to mine, but perhaps my experience of being able to sit on a saddle may reassure.

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 1:43pm

tx mike

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 2:07pm

The strength of my stream is very diminished, and its somewhat painful. But at least I can pass.
I suspect I may be looking at dilation.
Its very nice to know that cycling can be resumed, thanks for that Mike.
As an aside, the care that I received was / is disgracefully bad. If I explained, it would sound like a rant. Essentially, I had the catheter fitted by a nurse and was told to go home and sit for up to 4 weeks, debilitated, knowing nothing, no advice, no urologist, no spares, no appointments, no nothing, GP didn't care, if I wanted to find out anything I had to physically go back to A&E and make a nuisance of myself.
I forced the issue by telling them to remove the catheter, otherwise I would have had the default position of a catheter staying in for 4 weeks regardless of cause (knowing that catheters can cause damage and infection) and getting no treatment or advice whatever. At no time was a medic involved never mind a urologist. Now I have had the catheter removed, there is no follow up, no nothing.

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby Mike Sales » 11 Aug 2019, 2:14pm

I too have some causes to complain about my treatment in hospital.
This story is not a complaint, but may amuse.
When the catheter blocked, eventually a young doctor arrived, clutching a piece of wire. He bent this into a shape and I realised he was going to shove it up my tender bit.
"Will this hurt?"
"That depends."
It was not too bad.

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby brynpoeth » 11 Aug 2019, 2:31pm

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby shobo » 11 Aug 2019, 3:04pm

please tell me it wasn't an unbent clothes hanger mike

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby Mike Sales » 11 Aug 2019, 3:10pm

shobo wrote:please tell me it wasn't an unbent clothes hanger mike


It looked quite like one.

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Re: damaged urethra

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Aug 2019, 12:14am

Hi,
Yeh, been there several times done that worn the T shirt :P

It does not have to stay very long before blood etc ozes.
And don't they alf yank it out :(
I remember trying to pee, well wanting to but could not, took me an hour.
I wanted to lying down but standing nothing, I ended up one foot on the floor and one leg on the hospital bed, eventually and filled a bottle.

Walking down the corridor, one retort stand with drip in one hand, another in the other hand, a nurse took pity on me and carried the bag connected to the catheter.

Getting that thing out is a feeling of freedom..............only to wake from another op with yet another bag :x

Good luck with your recovery.

P.S. wait till you get that bedroom feeling back and it stretches :mrgreen:
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Re: damaged urethra

Postby shobo » 12 Aug 2019, 6:46am

Tx Natural, Ive PMd you.