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Urology. 2017 Apr;102:21-25. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.09.069.
Pain Associated With Urethral Catheterization Is Reduced in Males by Simultaneous
- previously patients were told to breath or cough while instillation.
- lidocaine gel works poorly, and liquid paraffin proved better:
Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Jun;34(5):450-3.
Liquid paraffin is superior to 2% lidocaine gel in reducing urethral pain during urodynamic study in men: A pilot study.
- Instructing patient to void during catheterization works well: