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My catheter will not stay in as i have a infection and

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my catheter will not stay in as i have a infection and bladder trauma as i had it replaced every day making me sore how long do i need to leave it out to rest
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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From what you have posted, you will not be able to leave the catheter out long enough for your system to rest.......

It sounds like it is time to have a urologist place the catheter so that it stops falling out. Unfortunately, since it is Saturday, you will probably need to go to Emergency.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have a uretha catheter and replace them myself i was not sure how many days to leave it out i am padded up so i am coping ok
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

If you can leave it out for five to seven days without your bladder backing up that should give any trauma time to heal up.

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