Catheter Management

RichardRS
RichardRS Member Posts: 44
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
Anyone have any good tips on catheter management?
...use of KY or some type of Novacaine Cream? I am having Robotic Surgery Dec 12. From what I have read, the biggest irritation seems to be the catheter.

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  • rogermoore
    rogermoore Member Posts: 264
    Richard,

    Management of the catheter was not a major problem for me. What little irritation that developed I treated with an antibiotic salve.

    Good luck with your surgery and keep us posted.

    Roger
  • kalar7856
    kalar7856 Member Posts: 35
    Richard,
    I had the RP 3 years ago. The catheter was just a bother because it was there. No real pain or irritation.
    Best Wishes,
    Ron C
  • MadelynJoe
    MadelynJoe Member Posts: 96
    Dear Richard:

    My husband had his prostate removed in July 2003. The catheter was just a nuisance, he did not have any irritation, pain, etc. Try not to worry about this. From what I have read the robiotic surgery is better than what my hubby had (manual surgery).

    God bless and take care.

    Madelyn