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Urine Retention & Voiding/Bladder Dysfunction

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Aug 14, 2023 | Replies (17)

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@lindes

I cringe each time when I hear of long term applications of Foley cath. It is almost impossible to prevent a bladder infection with those (my medical specialty is infection control & prevention). The male pelvic floor is very similar to the female pelvic floor, and I assume that the phys therapy is not much different either (I am female). It took me about 18 sessions (45 minutes each, twice a week), to be able to empty my bladder down to a table spoon amount of urine. I also learned to initiate urination as soon as there was enough liquid inside the bladder.
I know that pelvic floor control is for most men a book with 7 seals, because they don't need it as much as females do, and because most urologists are guys, it might not even be on their radar screen.

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Ok thank you. Do you think having a Foley catheter for one month would be beneficial and allow the external urethral sphincter and bladder to relax or reset so to speak?