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  1. Using liquid lidocaine as a cath lubicant

    Anyone has used this? It's supposed to be an oral topical anesthetic (for the throat), but my pharmacist gave it to me by mistake for cathing.

    I don't know if you have it in the USA: it's a 100 ml...
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    Dr Young, I went to pick up other copies of...

    Dr Young,

    I went to pick up other copies of the CDs and will find another surgeon to look at them for me and discuss with him what kind of surgery I need.



    I explained very clearly to both...
  3. Dr Young: 2 neurosurgeons gave me 2 different diagnoses

    A few weeks ago, I posted here some symptoms I was experiencing: sudden increase in spasticity in legs and tightness around the waist.

    An MRI done at the emergency was thought by the emerg Drs, to...
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    Wise, I finally saw my neurosurgeon this...

    Wise,

    I finally saw my neurosurgeon this morning. He said that the tests show 2 vertebrae that are closer together and probably pinching nerves, and that is what is causing my symptoms.
    ...
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    Very interesting. Thanks.

    Very interesting. Thanks.
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    Thanks for your input.

    Thanks for your input.
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    Wise, I finally saw my neurosurgeon this...

    Wise,

    I finally saw my neurosurgeon this morning. He said that the tests show 2 vertebrae that are closer together and probably pinching nerves, and that is what is causing my symptoms.
    ...
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    Wise, Thank you for answering. 1. For the...

    Wise,

    Thank you for answering.

    1. For the MRI machine that I has been used, I had to lie straight inside. Is there such a thing as an MRI machine where the scan can be done in a bent position?...
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    Wise, After I got your message, I went...

    Wise,

    After I got your message, I went immediately to the emergency (a different hospital than the one I went before) and I took with me the CD of last year's MRI. They did a new MRI there, which...
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    Sudden and severe increase in spasticity

    Hi,

    I posted this in the Cure Forum but didn't get an answer. So I am reposting it here - with some updates.

    I had a fracture 3 years ago, compressing my spinal cord at T-8, which left me an...
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    Unexplained change in sensations

    Hi,

    I had a fracture 3 years ago, compressing my spinal cord at T-8, which left me an incomplete paraplegic.

    A week ago, after doing some deep breathing exercises, I felt some "change in...
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    Since I have sensation down there, this would be...

    Since I have sensation down there, this would be quite uncomfortable to say the least, not to mention that I am prone to UTI's when cathing.


    I use a urinal and no pee bag. I usually can hold...
  13. Is it an uninterrupted flow or "stop and go"...

    Is it an uninterrupted flow or "stop and go" peeing?
    I do hate IC too, and since I started 2 months ago, I already had an infection and I am on the verge of another one.
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    Isn't that interesting! So it cannot be that...

    Isn't that interesting! So it cannot be that bad...
  15. Can I ask you for how long you've been doing this...

    Can I ask you for how long you've been doing this and is everything OK? I've been doing it too for more than 2 years but it seems that's not a good idea and that I could have problems later.
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    Thanks for answering. Initially, my...

    Thanks for answering.


    Initially, my urologist put me on Ditropan but when I told him that I never put out more than 300c, he said Ditropan wasn't necessary.


    The PdMax was 72 and it occured...
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    Thanks for answering. I heard that the reflux...

    Thanks for answering.

    I heard that the reflux back to kidneys occured when the bladder contains more than 16 oz. Since I always void way before it reaches that volume, I thought that there was no...
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    To the SCI-Nurse: To cath or not to cath

    I am a male, T8 incomplete. I've been voiding on my own for the past two 1/2 years without any problem. Residual has been always less than 100cc (3.3 oz.) A month or so ago, I had a urodynamics...
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    If I don't treat the infection, will the urine...

    If I don't treat the infection, will the urine stay cloudy forever or will it eventually clear?
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    Urinary Track Infections after Cath

    About a month and 1/2 ago my Urologist put me on self cath. Just three weeks after that, I developed an infection. After a week of antibiotics, it was cleared. Now just a couple of weeks later, I...
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    Thanks! I am seeing him tomorrow. I wanted your...

    Thanks! I am seeing him tomorrow. I wanted your opinion before I talk to him.
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    Ditropan: Yes or No?

    Up to 400 cc (13.5 oz), my urodynamic test showed no pressure in the bladder (flat line). After that, the pressure raised to a max of 72.
    My urologist decided to put me on Ditropan (10 mg once a...
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    Thanks for answering. Of course if there is any...

    Thanks for answering.
    Of course if there is any risk to my kidneys, I'll have to go the IC route if that the only solution. But having sensations down there, it would be terrible to have to do that...
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    Urodynamic test

    I have been peeing on my own since 4 months after my the start of my paraplegia which occurred in July 06 (T8 incomplete with sensations). I usually tap on my bladder at the end of urination to make...
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    A previous surgeon told me that there was nothing...

    A previous surgeon told me that there was nothing he could do. That's why I ended up waiting so long.

    I meant the rod(s) and screws.

    Thanks for answering.

    Rick
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