Our expert says:
We usually try to avoid using an indwelling catheter if possible – it tends to cause infections and calcifications in the bladder and may cause serious kidney complications. However, I can understand your frustration. What is the reason for the difficulty in urinating – do you know whether the problem lies with the bladder wall muscle or the sphincter muscle ? Maybe you should get a second opinion from an urologist that specializes in prostate cancer about your options (like Dr Lance Coetzee in Pretoria)
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