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Sunday, April 27, 2008 SJ, Community Member, asks

Q: Will adhesions make insertion of a supra pubic cathter difficult?

I have a rare bladder dysfunction that started 17 years ago after a radicial hysterectomy.

I have extensive pelvic wall adhesions. Which is causing terrible bladder and bowel problems. I have a neurogenic bladder along with gross incontinence, and leaking. I am on my fourth inter-stim, I have two pudendal wire IPG's. I now have some urge to void once and awhile but, not consistant. Some days and times throughout the day I have no urge and have total urine retention. Needless to say I  straight cath after every void 6 times daily,  I never know if my bladder emptied or not. A supra pubic cather has been suggested by my urologist. due to the problem with incontinence. I like the idea I would rather cathter from my stomach were I can see vers going in through my urethra.  What is the long turn effects of this cathter?  I will have to have this cather for the rest of my life.

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4/27/08 11:22pm

Hello SJ,


Here's some information for you:


What If the Suprapubic Catheter Doesn't Work?



More Information About Suprapubic Catheters



As far as how adhesions might interfere, this is an issue that would be best addressed by your doctor.


Best to you,



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By SJ, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/03/12, First Published: 04/27/08