New to the forum.
Currently having the same issue after Brachytherapy on 5/21/18. My urine retention started about 3 weeks following surgery. My radiation doctor didn't offer much other than pain pills and a double dose of Flomax. I ended up going to my Urologist and he was up front and said this happens where the prostate is still enflamed and constricts the urethra. After pulling out 900ml told me either I had to go on a full time catheter or self catheter and I opted for the self catheter. Frankly, its rather easy to do and only the first two times did it really hurt. Plus it gives me a lot more freedom to swim and get out. Highly recommend it. My urologist told me he expects me to be on it for another 2 months as I hopefully start beam radiation next week.
Hi- can you tell me--was it difficult to learn how to self cath? Is it painful? Thank you