If you have to go to the ER, this is important, make sure the ER dr talks to the Urologist on call from your doctor's office. When I had the same thing happen, and had to go to the ER for an emergency cath, they used the wrong size and almost ended up hurting me. My dr. was furious that he wasn't contacted as he was asked.
I had this happen twice during the 63 days I was on a total of 5 catheters. This is nothing to fool around with. If it is during your dr's normal hours, you would be best to go directly to his office for treatment. If not, the ER. It's important in the ER that they know that you had just had prostate surgery, as the catheter routes differently.
Let me know what happens, been there, and it hurts.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9
Post Edited (Purgatory) : 3/25/2009 3:27:04 PM (GMT-6)