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    I'm starting bladder instillations tomorrow. So How are they done? So they put a catheter in meds go in and then they just remove it and you leave? They don't make you sit in the room with the cath in to keep the meds in for a while? I know your supposed to keep the stuff in your bladder for a while but having a cath placed can be irritating and make you feel like you have to pee.

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    Re: Question about bladder instillations

    In my case, the catheter is inserted, urine drained via the catheter, the instillation solution put in through the catheter and the catheter removed --- and I leave. In some instances I have read that the catheter is clamped to keep the solution from draining out for a few minutes, then the solution drained through the catheter. I think usually you just wait the required time, then urinate and it comes out. You might want to wear a panty liner (you probably won't need it, but I always wore one).

    I hope it helps.

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