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    Anyone had to care for one of these? I am having cystoscopy, bladder distension and coaptite injections the end of this week and am pretty nervous about having this cath.

    Thanks,

    Ronni

  • #2
    Try not to worry. Nursing staff will be sure you know how to care for yourself.

    Sending gentle hugs,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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    • #3
      I am having a similar procedure next month (cystoscopy with injections) and I will have a normal catheter left in. At least I think it's a normal one! I am surprised to hear you need a suprapubic. Anyhow, I found this link that describes how to care for the suprapubic, hopefully it reassures you. Good luck!

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