When the catheter is taken out, the bladder spasms will stop. If the tip of your penis gets sore, try applying some water-based lubricant, such as plain K-Y Jelly, to keep the catheter from sticking to the tip of your penis. If your prostate is enlarged or you have had treatment for your prostate cancer you may need a urinary catheter. This should get better over time. Your doctor can give you medicine that will stop the spasms. If you are using a safety pin to fasten the catheter to your bed sheet or your clothing, make sure the safety pin goes around the catheter tube and not through it. To lower your risk of getting an infection:.
Cleaning your catheter in the shower.
When the bag is dry, store it in a clean plastic bag until you are ready to use it again. Your urethra is a tube that carries urine and semen through your penis to the outside of your body. If you have a bladder spasm, sometimes urine will leak around your catheter. The following information is based on the general experiences of many prostate cancer patients. Your doctor and health care team will decide how long you need to have a catheter.