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daughterwwiivet (@daughterwwiivet)

How often does a Foley catheter need to be changed?

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Oct 22 8:28am | Replies (7)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @daughterwwiivet, I can understand your wanting to minimize the risks for your father.

I'm tagging fellow members like @cent66 @jakedduck1 @paul55 @jenatsky @whytee @huskerhowy @perrychristopher who have experience with foley catheters and can offer their tips. Keep in mind that everyone is different and your father's medical team likely knows best how often the catheter should be changed.

Here are some tips on preventing infection while the catheter is in place, which is also important:
– Keep the drainage bag below the level of the bladder.
– Keep your drainage bag off the floor at all times.
– Keep the catheter secured to the thigh to keep it from moving.
– Don’t lie on the catheter or block the flow of urine in the tubing.
– Shower daily to keep the catheter clean.
– Wash your hands before and after touching the catheter or bag.

How is your dad doing with the catheter and mobility?

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Mine was in for only 8 days after surgery. I would clean the tube near the tip of the penis each morning with soap and water. I wish the best for you and your Dad.