Can anyone help!! I started ISC a week ago - I’m doing it ‘blind’ as my Urethra is hidden with a prolapse BUT, it’s painful with blood each time and doesn’t empty. I’m doing it from a wheelchair into a bag - you can’t see when the urine has stopped only that the bag has stopped inflating, have used the technique of slow withdrawal (a few milimetres out then reinsert to ensure last bit are out, pressing on bladder, coughing), but have to double catheterise because its not empty or go to the loo. Today in a public toilet, I cathertised, did the usuals technique and wee gushed out on slow removal at end! I quickly put another in but stil felt full and of course there was a mess of pee (poor mum had to come in and help clean up).
The whole point of learning this was to stop the numerous loo trips which were becoming impossible because of the transfers (I stand and transfer) and my partner not happily having to help get me on/off the loo.
I notice the catheter ‘bends’ too.
Any ideas? I’m miserable! So much for giving me my life back!