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Kate here is the question of the century can I dip the end of my disposable cathatar in a glass of 100ml water with D mannose ???? When the roadworks have gone I will drive to Sheffield hospital to put that question to my urologist sister !! Isn't that a good question
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Update still taking the D mannose and the Kefir milk from Tesco just had half a pint no side effects been taking both last 2 weeks
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Hi Holiday11

Sorry I missed your question re dipping catheter in D Mannose? why would you want to do that?

I am not the person to ask, why dont you contact BHUK office and ask , they are wonderful source of info.

And good news re your format for two weeks!, excellent! as I say if it works for you keep repeating.


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I would have thought dipping the end in D mannose would be a very good preventive of UTI s ??
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There must be a self catharisation forum for men surely ???
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Unfortunately there isn't a forum for self catheterisation on here but you certainly could try dipping the catheter into a small glass of D Mannose to see if it helps.  Hygiene as ever must be scrupulous with catheterisation.  I really would have a chat with your nurse at hospital about how to maintain a regime that doesn't lead to UTIs.  You could take the d mannose daily as a maintenance dosage, which is around 3-4 teaspoons a day.  And the Kefir is very key, taking fermented products is known to help with good gut health which can only benefit your immune system.
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Thankyou young Susan for the reply yes I'm taking 3 tea spoons aday of D mannose and the kefir milk as a preventive of UTI
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Still taking the D mannose powder by the way is the powder better than the tablets ? I don't mind mixing the powder in water is the powder more popular than the tablets ?
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Hi Mike
Yes ! consensus appears to be Powder.

Am so pleased that you are persevering,and  finding benefit, wonder what your nurse will have to say, on your next visit( maybe she will consider the good results you are experiencing).

Have you dipped yet?

Maybe  with your postings, you may encourage more male members to post, with their problems and suggestions.

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I haven't dipped yet lol I'm fine and still bad roadworks on M1 making it a smart motorway so alas not saw sister at Sheffield hospital
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Yes I wish male members who catheterise would give tips etc
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Still taking D mannose every day as prevention of UTIs by the way I have cranberry capsules seven seas in the Cuboard that I was taking before I got d mannose can I take them with the D mannose ?
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I'd have a good read of this link.  Particularly excellent information regarding those who are catheterising and using d mannose.  As for the Cranberry tablets you could take them but there is increasing information that Cranberry simply doesn't help with infections and in fact the high level of sugar in it adds to bacterial growth. I've added a press article published last year with this information.

https://www.sweet-cures.com/cystitis-treatment-method.htm

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/cystitis-uti-relief-cranberry-juice-treatment-does-it-work-no-its-a-myth-says-research-a7384346.html

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Update went for check up at my hospital and saw urologist sister everything fine showed her d mannose Keifer milk etc and said yes they are both very good indeed and work for some people ! This is what I take daily when get up teaspoon of d mannose powder in water small glass also half a teaspoon of Himalayan pink rock salt in warm water then 45 mins later pint of water midday teaspoon of d mannose in water and teaspoon of Rouse manuka honey 15+ then around 9pm teaspoon of d mannose and then at 10pm half teaspoon of Himalayan pink rock salt in warm water ! In between of course glasses of water but no coffee or Diet Coke etc this regime is warding of UTIs as I'm high risk with self catherisazen hope this helps someone
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My local Continence Nurse came to my house a few days ago to teach me how to self-catheterise.  It turned into a nightmare, which has totally put me off trying now, by myself.
 
It was decided that she would do it for me so I could 'feel' where to insert the catheter. I was lying on the bed.  The catheter was inserted into a bag before she inserted it into me.  It hurt when inserted - as though I had been grazed. I jumped very slightly, involuntarily.
 
Once it was in the urine poured out, mainly outside the catheter (some went into the bag, but not a lot) mainly it poured all over my bed - and onto an electric duvet (which cannot be washed).  The nurse removed the catheter before my bladder was fully emptied.

I was sore afterwards and still am.  I could 'feel' my bladder, which also felt slightly sore too.

I do not understand what happened and why the urine poured out on the outside of the bag and onto my bed.

Any assistance to understand would be much appreciated.
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