Have you had your prostate removed or had RT and why do you need the catheter ? Are you on free drainage and how often do you get you Catheter changed. How are the changes.
I have had a SPC for four years and had a uretheral catheter on about 12 separate occasions. They both have issues and SPC changes can vary from painless to quite painful, the pain soon goes. Bladder spasms can be uncomfortable but the right preventative meds can help. I have a very shrunken bladder and sometimes the catheter can take a few days to settle in a comfortable position.
I don't bypass in the true sense of the word, but I do leak on occasions and always wear a pad. Some days the pad is completely dry other days only a few mls. If I get an infection the leaking can be quite bad.
I don't think there is much difference in the frequency of infections. Clearing a blocked catheter on the odd occasion can be easier, you squeeze the bottle into the catheter and it comes out of the penis.
I have done a bit of intermittent self dilatation. I will leave Dave to go into ISC.
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