I suddenly could not urinate with no other problems. I had a Foley catheter inserted and after a week had it removed. I then could not empty much of my bladder and the next day could not urinate and had a foley catheter inserted again. A urology nurse then contacted me and was too busy to see me for about a month. Nearly a fortnight has now elapsed, I have had ultrasound, blood and urine tests. I have an enlarged prostate but the other tests were clear. No treatment has been suggested.
Until you get the enlarged prostate treated you will need a foley. You need to see a urologist. The foley should be changed once a month. It is very important that you do all you can to keep from getting an infection. Drink plenty of water. Keep the tubing closed so bacteria can't get in. At the first sign of blood in your urine, see a dr. There are some people who have a foley for years, because they have no choice, and they do ok.
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