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Burning urethra-catheters

Apr 14, 2015 5:15 AM

I have neurogenic bladder due to removal of a spinal cord tumor back in 2012. I use catheters and suffer frequent UTI's as a result. Lately, I am having terrible burning of the urethra, but my urine culture came back negative, so no UTI. So I am thinking it may be irritation from the catheters. Anyone have any suggestion for relief of burning urethra? The over the counter urinary pain relief pills do nothing for me. Trying to drink lots of water and stay away from soda.

Apr 14, 2015 5:27 AM

Lamb try drinking cranberry juice or crangrape , drink over ice, pour you a glass full and drink it as well as your water. It will keep yor bladder and kidneys flushed out. I don't know if it will work for the urethane but it can't hurt.

Apr 14, 2015 7:33 AM

Lamby, buy Cystex cranberry in the pharmacy area of any store. Its an OTC solution you add to your normal drinks (I like it with OJ). Its more concentrated and works faster than regular cranberry juice for me. On days I don't need it I use the regular with OJ. Praying you'll get relief soon. It sounds like cystitis, which is irritation.

Apr 15, 2015 3:52 AM

Thank you all for the great advice! Ready to try anything at this point.

Apr 15, 2015 8:04 AM

I have resorted to heat packs in the area, I have frequent and intense bladder spasms caused by a botched Suprapubic catheter op. Cranberry can work and it's a good starting place too.

Apr 15, 2015 8:16 AM

My PCP gave me a muscle relaxer for all my pelvic floor muscles, including those that cause spasms in the bladder/urethra and rectal areas. Its called Levsin and they work pretty good. It treats different muscles than the general muscle relaxers. Praying for you🙏🌼

Apr 15, 2015 8:17 AM

My PCP gave me a muscle relaxer for all my pelvic floor muscles, including those that cause spasms in the bladder/urethra and rectal areas. Its called Levsin and they work pretty good. It treats different muscles than the general muscle relaxers. Praying for you🙏🌼

Apr 15, 2015 8:18 AM

Oops, sorry for the duplicate... The app looked like it didn't post so I clicked it again.

Apr 21, 2015 10:18 PM

I'm not sure of which type of catheter, but I switched to "Speedicath". It is a ready to use cath and they work well for me. I cath up to 4 times/daily and had no problems for 10 months. I also juice for health. See if your provider can order them on a trial to see if they can help.

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