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I have a suprapubic catheter for retention and my nurse said i've had it in that long that my bladder would of forgotten how to work now, i this right?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: The bladder can

Get lazy. It is a muscle.
Prior to removal will need some training by clamping and allowing the bladder to distend and then unclamp to empty.

In brief: The bladder can

Get lazy. It is a muscle.
Prior to removal will need some training by clamping and allowing the bladder to distend and then unclamp to empty.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Michael Dugan
That should make it easier
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