If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) -- an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system -- you might have experienced a band of pain in your torso area. It’s often called the “MS hug.”
these methods or medicines do not help, you may have to use a urinary
catheter, a thin flexible tube that you can insert into the channel through
which urine exits the body (urethra). This is called intermittent
self-catheterization. A little instruction and a few practice sessions with a nurse are all
that are needed to learn to do intermittent self-catheterization. The procedure
is usually done at the toilet.
people who have MS may only need to use the technique for a few weeks or months,
because the bladder often recovers most of its normal function.
Urinary tract infections are common in people who have MS. Your doctor
should check your urine whenever you have a flare-up, fever, or change in
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