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Bladder retention

gelsprgelspr Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi, I'll be 63 in June and recently was made to wear a Foley until my urologist took it out due to the dangers of having it. Throughout much of my life I learned t hold my urine for extended periods of time. Has anyone had a similar situation?

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,429 Scope community team
    Hi @gelspr
    Good to meet you.
    Are you concerned that without the Foley, you will have more difficulty urinating? I have trained myself to be able to hold my need to urinate but I have not needed a Foley.

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  • gelsprgelspr Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Richard, sorry for not seeing your reply. I know I can go on my own if I'm not forced to urinate.I just wanted to know if anyone who has gone through holding urine for a lifetime has ended up retaining urine.

    I rarely have this problem and wondered if anyone else with CP has encountered this. 
             Thank you for your time, Gary,
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,429 Scope community team
    Hi @gelspr (Gary)
    Hopefully, more members will have experience of this.
    Scope
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  • annie29annie29 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I have a problem with urgency and cannot hold on.  I have had a slight issue all my life with not being able to hold it in when laughing.  The urgency is much worse and although I have meds for this, they don’t help
  • gelsprgelspr Member Posts: 4 Listener
    edited November 2018
    It is interesting that your problem has gotten worse, thank you for your reply. I find  SCOPE the most informative website on aging in the world.                   





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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,429 Scope community team
    Good to meet you. I'm sorry to read that you are experincing difficulties with urgency an not being able to hold on. Have you heard of Bladder & Bowel UK? They have lots of free resources that may help.

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