I need some opinons. I have a male patient that we do weekly wound care and monthly foley changes on. We have been having problems with his cath leaking off and on for months now, despite going up in foley size. But the past 2 weeks, even more problems. It has come out 3 times, and he and the staff (facility patient) state he is not pulling it out. Monday when I reinserted it, I met resistance when I got to the sphincter, but he eventually relaxed and I was able to finish inserting it. Well, out it came again today? The balloon was deflated, no obvious s/s of trauma, etc. Again attempt to reinsert, only this time, met lots of resistance and he was complaining of lots of pain. I left it out and got an order for a urology consult. I wasn't sure what could be causing the resistance and recent rash of problems with catheter. Prostate problems maybe? I'm at a loss. I've been a nurse for 12 years, but have never run across a catheter that gave me such a fit until now. But I'm also not a urology expert. Ideas?