UTI and then not peeing?

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UTI and then not peeing?

Postby whyRwehere » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:19 pm

Hello Anyone,
My husband got a bad UTI, where he was given ciprofloxacine for about 3 weeks. After a couple of days on the cipro, he wasn't passing any urine and I had to take him to the ER. He was there for 7 hours, while they slowly emptied his bladder of over 3lt of fluid. After 2 weeks he was able to get a Urologist to take the bag off(it was a foley cath and bed bag). Then that didn't work, and we came back in the middle of the night, because he hadn't passed any urine. 2 more weeks and it didn't work again...
We wonder, isn't having the foley in, all the time, making it more difficult to pee? Isn't it surely making a new UTI? Isn't everything a bit swollen there from all this puting the cath in and out? I am just a bit worried here, because the doctor said if he could pee, they would have to operate...that seems a little drastic to us, especially when we haven't tried intermittent cathing or anything...
Has anyone had this experience here?
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Postby Just_Me » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:21 pm

Is it his prostate? My dad's was enlarged for years & finally got so bad it choked off the tube & he had to have a catheter until they removed his prostate.
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Postby whyRwehere » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:38 pm

Thanks for the reply. The doctor said its size was fine, but then when after everything, he still couldn't go and the doctor said it was a little large and perhaps for a person with MS it is not a normal size...so he'll have to operate. It just seemed a big jump to us. I guess we'll get another opinion.
My father had these issues too...I guess all men get it eventually.
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Postby Just_Me » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:34 am

I don't know about every man but I know its very common.

My dad was a big chicken so he didn't get his fixed until it got so bad that it caused problems. He couldn't pee, and then ended up with blood in the urine that was so bad he got aneminc. If he hadn't been such a weenie & had his prostate removed years ago he never would have gone thru all that.
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Re: UTI and then not peeing?

Postby whyRwehere » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:43 pm

Man, that was a while ago. The update was, he self-caths now 5 or 6 times a day and is dependent on that. Went to a much better urologist / neurologist eventually, because my husband had a bad attack in 2011 and was hospitalized for some time. He's stable for now, but in a chair, self-cathing, and hands aren't so great. Waiting on that cure....
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Re: UTI and then not peeing?

Postby dania » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:33 am

I sometimes get spasms which pinch the catheter.
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Re: UTI and then not peeing?

Postby Razgo » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:31 pm

also with a bad UTI you can get a distended bladder where the bladder litterally folds in half so you can have like 900ml in one half of bladder and nothing in the front part where the catheter is.
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Re: UTI and then not peeing?

Postby blossom » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:53 pm

my dad had that problem had to get to hosp. but he started taking "fenugreek tea" he preferred the organic seeds and would even chew on them too. he got ok. my brother is at that age now and started having problems and blood in urine. he started the fenugreek and got ok. he keeps it around kind of like maintenance.-------of course neither had ms but it's worth a shot and maybe it will help since it involves the prostate.
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Re: UTI and then not peeing?

Postby whyRwehere » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:01 am

thanks Blossom,
I'm sure it can't hurt!
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