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This was originally posted in General Forum, brought  over to this category as well,  maybe of interest to our male Members.
Originally Posted by Barry

, In January 2013 I broke my neck at C4/5 in an accident.  The spinal cord injury has left me with double incontinence.  In May 2013 I had a suprapubic catheter installed.

Between January and July 2016 I had 23 catheter blockages.  I began to have weekly bladder wash-outs in March 2016.  I have never had a blockage during the day or night following a wash-out but they continued at other times. 

The contents of my catheter at the time of blockage were never tested but after a while it began to look as though some, perhaps most of my blockages were associated with urinary tract infections: so if my infections could be stopped, so too would the blockages. 

I started using Nitrofurantoin to prevent rather than to cure infections immediately after my last blockage on 24th July 2016.  I have had no blockage since.  I took 50mg each evening for 30 days; then I gradually reduced it, and from the beginning of 2017, partially replaced it with natural antibiotics. 

As far as I am aware, neither have I had a urinary infection since July 2016; certainly not one sufficiently clear to be recognisable without bacterial analysis or to create enough sediment to cause a catheter blockage.

Of course, this is only my own story.  I do not know for how many other people the methods would be suitable. 

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