Squid is quite right. After my local ER almost did perm damage to me trying to insert and emergency cath, my uro would not allow any more attempts without him or his doctor's assistence. A lot of damage can be done if the ER doesnt know your new routing in the plumbing, and what guage cath and cath tip to use.
Not to be discouraging, but after having 6 corrective surgeries for scarring, it was never cured, plus 2 emergency dilation sessions from hell. In the end, it wasn't the scarring that took out my bladder and bladder neck, it was the salvage radiation damage.
david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10