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Using a permanent catheter. What would be the result of my

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Using a permanent catheter. What would be the result of my bladder being permanently damaged? Damaged to the point I won't ever have bladder control again or worse than that?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

No that would be the worst thing that would happen

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can you explain more about the damage please
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Yes I can

When you have a catheter your bladder doesn't need to work. It is a muscle

And if a muscle doesn't work what does it do? It wastes away

this is what will happen to the bladder

the nerve and muscle will atrophy and never work again

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is there any long term symptoms other than lack of urinary control from using a permanent catheter? And is that a hospital procedure to get a permanent catheter
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

No, it is not

yes, a hospital can only do that

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
What would be the process to get one?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

you would need a medical reason for it

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
what brand of catheter would you recommend a patient
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.
I'm not sure about that

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