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A penile catheter for three weeks


(Malawi )

I suddenly experienced accute retention two weeks ago. Doctor had me fitted with penile catheter and prescribed tamusolsin. Catheter is to be removed after three weeks. This catheter is not attached to a bag, instead there's a cap which I remove when I urinate. Visits to the toilet are still frequent, though they reduce when I reduce intake of water etc. urination is not as robust as it used to be. Next week the catheter will be removed and I think the doctor wants me to go without catheter while continuing with the drug in the hope that my condition will improve. I had hoped for surgery to remove the prostrate but the doctor says since I tested negative for cancer we shouldn't rush for that, citing possible complications. He also indicated that the use of catheter could be used several times before a long term solution could be found, and he seemed to favor management using the drug and the "training" of the bladder,
What is your comment on this? What should I expect?

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Ron here...

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