A urinary catheter is a flexible tube used to drain urine from the bladder. Most catheters transfer urine to a drainage bag that can be emptied regularly but some can be inserted a few times a day (self-catheterisation) to empty urine straight into the toilet.
You may need to use a urinary catheter if you struggle to control when you urinate (leaking through incontinence) or if you are unable to empty your bladder due to urinary retention. Urinary catheterisation may be necessary for the any of the following reasons:
It is vital to seek medical attention in the case of infection/allergy as septicaemia is life-threatening. Your doctor may require a blood or urine samples to test for infection (remove the catheter and obtain a midstream sample, or obtain from needleless site).
Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI):
Symptoms of Kidney Infection. Same as with UTI but may include the added symptoms:
Symptoms of Septicaemia
In the case of kidney infection/septicaemia, it is vital to seek urgent medical care.
The dose level of Waterfall D-Mannose for catheterised/catheterising people, men or women, generally needs to be higher than the dose level for people who do not catheterise. The actual amount you need to take will be found best by trial and error. Best to start on higher dose levels and gradually reduce the dose to the point where you are still keeping infections at bay. If you feel an infection starting, it is an indication that you are not taking enough to cope with the level of bacteria present in the urine. If you stay symptom free for a period of time when you would have expected an infection, it is usually safe to reduce the dose frequency or level, and perhaps just take more around the time of changing the catheter.
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