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I had a new catheter put in last night at hospital and they

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I had a new catheter put in last night at hospital and they put a size 12ch instead of 16 and I am bypassing will that be why I have got this. Should I go and have a size 16ch fitted instead. I would welcome your views on this urine is going into bag but bypassing as well.

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Why did they put 12 size instead of 16?

Did you have any difficulty during insertion?

Do you have pain or any other symptom?

Why are you having the catheter?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have generalised dystonia and cant pass water normally. I don,t know why they put a 12 instead of a 16. I have pain down below burning and stinging as I bypass. I was in a lot of pain as they were putting it in. Was originally having it changed on 15th July under GA but was bleeding yesterday so taken to local hospital.

Thank you for the information,

Sometimes, if there is difficulty in introduction then a smaller size is used.

However, as there is bad leakage from the sides, I would advise to have it checked again.

They can try an appropriate size so that there would not be leaking.

Leakage of urine can cause irritation, burning in the private areas.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

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