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How often does a Foley catheter need to be changed?

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

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Foley Catheter. Found some relief, when I lubricated the insertion area with Vaseline. My urologist explained that the bulk of my catheter discomfort comes from the insertion tube being slightly smaller than the urinary track…so…when you walk and move around the tube moves also at the insertion point. ( Meatus). By using a tiny bit of Vaseline, you can fill in this open area and reduce the amount of movement, thus less pain. I must have some aversion to Catheters , cant sleep, some type of pain/irritation continually…quality of life is really went down. When I empty the leg bag, I've noticed that at the very end of the drain…I fell some sort of vacuum, or odd feeling especially on the penis itself….kinda like an odd sensation that makes me feel very uncomfortable. Anyone experience this feeling?

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"I fell some sort of vacuum, or odd feeling especially on the penis itself….kinda like an odd sensation that makes me feel very uncomfortable. Anyone experience this feeling?"

I had the same feeling anytime I moved the large bag or emptied the leg bag. I really didn't get an answer on it from the dr's they basically told me not to worry about it because the foley was temporary / post surgery.

Sorry I don't have any more information for you, just that I recall the same issue.

I told the nurse about it in the hospital the after surgery, her response was that what I was suggesting wasn't possible. So, I guess I'm nuts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯