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  1. Thread: Bloody urine

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    Bloody urine

    I need some help. I cathed for 23 years . I use a foley indwelling catheter for 6 years. I clip the catheter (my urologist said it was fine) and release it every hour or two. I change it every week....
  2. Thread: Help

    by para33
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    Help

    I had a Jay overfill cushion for 4 years. It broke. I just bought another Jay overfill and one of the seams broke after a month! Im getting fed up with Jays but I need alot of support when I sit. I...
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    Great video, but its only the tip of the iceberg....

    Great video, but its only the tip of the iceberg. Everybody ages differently. At 18 years post I was like the guy on the video, in great shape. At 27 years post injury, I have severe neuropathic...
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    My urologist tells me the same thing. They dont...

    My urologist tells me the same thing. They dont treat colonization and people with sci/neurogenic bladder are always colonized. The only situation where they treat is when the bacteria levels are off...
  5. Thread: Feet

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    I dont blame you Lynni. Those legs cant get like...

    I dont blame you Lynni. Those legs cant get like icicles. I always try to hang out indoors during the winter months. I limit my time outdoors.
  6. Thread: do blood clots

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    Its a small spot on the top of my foot. Its not...

    Its a small spot on the top of my foot. Its not warm, the temperature varies, but it is red and it blanches. Its a very small spot, very very light.
  7. Thread: do blood clots

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    do blood clots

    Do blood clots blanch? In other words, when you press, it quickly turns white and then right back to original color.
  8. Thread: Feet

    by para33
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    Feet

    Ive been a para for 26 years. Sometimes both my feet are hot and red, sometimes just one. Sometimes one foot is swollen. Some times both are swollen. In the winter time my feet are blue and ice cold....
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    Is it possible you have an open sore somewhere on...

    Is it possible you have an open sore somewhere on your body that you havent noticed? If you do, and its infected, that could certainly cause intermittent fevers.
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    Woman from Europe- Bladder stones are almost...

    Woman from Europe-
    Bladder stones are almost always caused by infection or even just a little bacteria hanging out in the bladder. They are called struvite stones. Yet, Ive known many people who are...
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    Mona, Its so good to hear Im not the only one...

    Mona,
    Its so good to hear Im not the only one dealing with bladder stones. I thought I was alone! Ive been dealing with bladder stones for many years now. No matter how much I drink, take...
  12. Thread: blood semen

    by para33
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    Nobody bothered to answer. Thanks. I wont be...

    Nobody bothered to answer. Thanks. I wont be coming back anymore.
  13. Thread: blood semen

    by para33
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    blood semen

    Im a t12-l1 para and Im incomplete. I did IC for 22 years and have had a urethral foley for 4 years. I change the cath every few days, as it gets clogged and smelly. For the last two weeks, I have...
  14. Thread: what is this?

    by para33
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    what is this?

    Every time I lay down, my knees dont lay flat. They are raised off the bed. My legs wont lay flat. I am also having stiffness in my hips and groin. From time to time I get pains in my legs. Is this...
  15. Thread: Too much urine

    by para33
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    No, not at all.

    No, not at all.
  16. Thread: Too much urine

    by para33
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    Too much urine

    I woke up at 11am and cathed. Had an 8 ounce glass of water and a protein bar. I then cathed about 2:30, decent ammount. I went out for a drive, came back at 6:30. Urine was
    pouring out of me, I...
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    Thanks for the advice. Im not sure how position...

    Thanks for the advice. Im not sure how position affects cathing. A sphincter is a sphincter, but lets see what the nurse has to say about my problem.
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    Ky jelly. Ive tried 14, 16, 18, none go in.

    Ky jelly. Ive tried 14, 16, 18, none go in.
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    Cant get catheter in - nurse help!

    Im a t12-l1 male para and Im having difficulty getting my catheter in. I have a flaccid bladder. Every time I try to get this catheter in, its like hitting a wall. It just wont
    go in. I have tried...
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    I have been hearing about cure since first being...

    I have been hearing about cure since first being injured in 1986. After 26 years of research, in all honesty, I dont think there will be a cure in my lifetime.
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    Thanks for all the good advice. I agree drinking...

    Thanks for all the good advice. I agree drinking more and cathing more is a good idea, but I produce alot of urine would in the bathroom all day. Right now Im on a foley, for reasons I wont get into....
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    Bladder Stones help!

    I recently had open surgery for the second time to remove large bladder stones. I went home with foley. I had to change the foley and guess what, more bladder stones are forming. There
    were tons and...
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    Stones Question For Nurse

    I saw my urologist again. We have arranged to remove my 5 large bladder stones. Probably in a couple of weeks. It will be an open surgery. As for my left kidney stones, for some reason, he is very...
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    Bladder Stone Question

    What is the treatment for Struvite (infection) stones in the bladder? I have several large ones and the urologist wants to remove them with open surgery. I had the same surgery three years ago and Im...
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    Suppository Question For Nurse

    I was wondering if suppositories will work for lower motor neuron bowel. Im a T12-L1 para and I never really bothered with them, but want to try them. Ive read through the archives. Some people say...
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