You may have trouble urinating. If this
happens, try sitting in a few inches of warm water (sitz bath).
This may help you relax. If you feel the urge, it may be easier to urinate
while you are still in the bath.
You may have some burning the
first few times you urinate. If the burning lasts longer, it may be a sign of
Drink plenty of fluids, enough so that your urine is
light yellow or clear like water. If you have kidney, heart, or liver disease
and have to limit fluids, talk with your doctor before you increase the amount
of fluids you drink.
Wear loose cotton underwear if you have
irritation or a rash from your catheter.
Also, it is important to know when you are having a
problem and when to call your doctor. After catheter removal, call your doctor
You do not urinate within 8 hours after the
catheter is taken out.
You have a feeling of fullness or pain in
your bladder or belly.
You have signs of a urinary infection. For
You have blood or pus in your
You have pain in your back just below your rib cage. This
is called flank pain.