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    Recurring infections

    I'm a femaile with spina bifida and I do self-caths about 5x/day. I have a lot of problems with recurring UTIs. Anyone have any advice as to ways to cut down of infections, such as some cath cleaning suggestions? Thanks!

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    Have you had recent urodynamics? Do you have a good neurologic urologist? Catheter cleaning techniques are frequently much less of a factor than having too much urine in your bladder at one time (avoid more than 425-450 cc), going to long between caths (4-6 hours) and having high pressures (which can only be detected with urodynamics).

    (KLD)

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